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DEL MAR — The Del Mar City Council installed three recently elected members, and also unanimously appointed Councilmembers Terry Gaasterland and Dwight Worden as the city’s new mayor and deputy mayor, at their Dec. 7 meeting. Freshmen council members Tracy Martinez and Dan Quirk, along with incumbent Dave Druker received the most votes of six candidates in November’s general election. Each of their terms will extend through 2024. Gaasterland and Worden’s terms began in 2018 and will continue through 2022. However, their roles as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, will terminate in
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Boerner Horvath, other state legislators dine together despite COVID-19 surge By Staff
REGION — Just hours after state legislators were sworn-in on Monday at the Golden 1 Center, five California state Assembly members dined together outside at a Sacramento restaurant, The Sacramento Bee reported on Tuesday. Despite surging COVID-19 cases and stayat-home orders for much of the state’s population, Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas), Adrin Nazarian ASSEMBLYWOMAN Tasha Boerner Horvath has come under (D-West Toluca Lake), Chad fire for dining outside with several other state legislators on Mayes (I-Rancho Mirage), Monday evening in Sacramento. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg Marc Levine (D-Marin
County) and Chris Ward (D-San Diego) dined together on an outdoor patio at Sacramento’s Maydoon restaurant. Boerner Horvath represents California’s 76th Assembly District, which largely encompasses coastal North County, including Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Vista. Elected officials across the state, including Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed, have faced public criticism in recent weeks for
violating state COVID-19 guidelines (namely avoiding multi-household gatherings) and contradicting their own calls for residents to stay home and refrain from public outings during the holiday season. Specifically, Democrats' Newsom and Breed were both pilloried after dining at Napa Valley’s French Laundry restaurant on separate occasions. When a Sacramento Bee reporter approached the group and asked about their decision to dine together, Nazarian reportedly
said, “Can we not have dinner?” According to the Sac Bee, Boerner Horvath pulled up her scarf from around her neck to cover her face and left the table. In a phone call, her chief of staff Rob Charles told the newspaper the legislators were following Sacramento County’s COVID-19 requirements. “They were dining outside, they were following the protocols, everyone tested negative for COVID-19,” TURN TO LAWMAKERS ON A7
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Auditor recommends more state authority over housing By Dan Brendel
REGION — In a recent report, California’s state auditor recommends new legislation to strengthen state oversight of municipalities’ land use and other policies relating to affordable housing, highlighting Encinitas specifically. The audit also recommends legislation to force housing agencies, which implement state housing law and subsidies, to coordinate their activities and resources less wastefully. The governor appoints the auditor, an independent office, from nominees the legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee submits for a four-year term. As it did unanimously in this case, the joint committee can instruct the auditor to review how effectively state agencies perform. “State law requires jurisdictions to adopt local housing plans [as part of their General Plans] that include sites that accommodate needed units and actions to address barriers to development,” according to the auditor’s report. But “state law is not strong enough to ensure that local jurisdictions actually mitigate these barriers — even on the sites they identify for affordable housing.” As The Coast News previously reported, North County cities have in recent years issued far fewer building permits than their housing plans outline. Similarly, the audit finds jurisdictions statewide have only permitted 11% of their planned-for lower-income units, as of June 2019. The report alleges Encinitas stymied a proposed apartment complex by requiring developer Randy Goodson to furnish “extensive additional information,” including a traffic study, in a way “inconsistent with the streamlined review process state law requires.” The project, subsequently withdrawn, would’ve gone on a site the city rezoned “specifically to accommodate” affordable housing, according to a February letter from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development, or HCD. Encinitas City Council members didn’t comment. But city staffer Lillian Doherty said: “The city must comply with state law,” but “also ensure that all housing projects are consistent with our General Plan policies” regarding “environmental responsibility, traffic and public safety.” The audit recommends the legislature establish “a timely enforcement mechanism,” such as an appeals process for developers “when local jurisdictions fail to approve eligible affordable housing projects.” SB 744 would’ve established a five-member “Housing Accountability Committee” for this purpose, but it died in committee in 2004, partly due to concerns about constitutionality. “Only courts have the
TONY KRANZ, NCTD board chair, said the grant would create jobs and boost the local economy. File photo
NCTD, SANDAG get $106M grant for rail projects By City News Service
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authority to review whether a legislative body has complied with the law,” according to an assembly committee analysis at the time. “The Housing Accountability Committee would be an example of the executive branch exercising judicial power.” The auditor also recommends the legislature limit municipalities’ discretionary review of projects on sites identified in their housing plans and increase minimum residential density requirements for affordable housing. “These are the most significant barriers we identified where clear gaps in state law exist,” the audit says. In addition to turning the screws on municipalities, the auditor admonishes the state government to put its own house in order. The state’s various
“housing agencies’ misaligned and inconsistent program requirements … can slow development and increase project costs” for affordable housing projects, which “are often more difficult to make financially feasible in the first place.” Additionally, “the state does not have a clear plan describing how or where its billions of dollars for housing will have the most impact. … The absence of a comprehensive and coordinated plan allowed the mismanagement and ultimate waste of $2.7 billion in [tax-exempt] bond resources to occur with little scrutiny.” “The state lacks a unified data system across state housing agencies that tracks applications, type and amount of funding awarded, number of units created, and project loca-
tion for all housing [subsidy] awards.” The auditor recommends the legislature require housing agencies to standardize eligibility requirements and combine processes for developers to obtain state subsidies; consolidate redundant agencies; create a master list of, and strategic plan for, employing all the state’s financial resources for affordable housing; and articulate a “housing data strategy” to “measure the distribution and impact of state-awarded funds,” among other things. “HCD appreciates the audit’s suggestions around additional data and scope and we enthusiastically look forward to embarking on that effort,” an HCD spokeswoman said. The Coast News asked four of North County’s state legislators to comment.
They were mostly dubious about recommendations to enhance state authority over local land use control. Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) said: “Over the past several years, the legislature has sought to limit the ability of local governments to regulate housing development. I recognize we need more affordable housing, but I am skeptical of state efforts to limit local control even further.” The audit is “vague on precisely how to eliminate barriers without also gutting local control.” Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) said: “The [auditor’s primary] recommendations seem, in general, worthy of consideration, but clearly some details would need to be worked out with a consensus of stakeholders being the desired goal.” Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner-Horvath (D-Encinitas) provided a detailed written statement, available online, noting that “economic and regulatory realities at the local level make one-sizefits-all housing policies ineffective. No amount of market-rate housing will be affordable regardless of density. Only subsidized housing will be affordable, which means inclusionary housing, tax credits and state matching grants for local gap funding…” Boerner Horvath said she supports some of the auditor’s recommendations, but those “for streamlining and eliminating [local] barriers unfortunately missed critical information. We cannot [generate affordable housing] by trading it for reduced safety of our roads or harming our environment.” Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) said: “California’s burdensome regulations, including CEQA [the California Environmental Quality Act], are major obstacles …. High fees associated with construction add tens of thousands to the costs of new homes. Restricting local control is not an answer, but incentivizing new housing supply is.”
OCEANSIDE — The North County Transit District and San Diego Association of Governments were awarded a $106 million grant to fund a variety of projects throughout the San Diego region, the agencies announced Dec. 8. The funding from the California Transportation Commission will go toward a $202 million program of projects planned for the San Diego portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. Those projects include stabilization of the Del Mar Bluffs, construction of the COASTER Convention Center Platform in the Gaslamp area, Phase 1 of the San Dieguito Bridge near the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and rail line improvements on Camp Pendleton. “We are excited and grateful to the California Transportation Commission for selecting the region’s grant application for funding. The funding will support critical state of good repair and capacity enhancing projects that will increase transit ridership and rail freight movement,” said Tony Kranz, NCTD board chair and Encinitas City Council member. “The funding of these projects will also create local jobs and help boost our economy which has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.” NCTD and SANDAG say the trade corridor enhancement grant will support an expansion of COASTER service to the San Diego Convention Center, extension of service to a new Amtrak maintenance facility in National City, increased freight services along the LOSSAN corridor, minimizing rail crossing delays by extending signaling, improving rail speed and coordination with rail crossing gates, and stabilizing 1.7 miles of coastal bluffs in Del Mar, “This funding is critical to SANDAG’s goal of improving the speed, capacity and safety of rail service along the second-busiest rail corridor in the nation,” said SANDAG Chair and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. “SANDAG remains fully committed to securing the bluffs in the short-term and identifying a feasible long-term solution for the corridor.”
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Letter to the Editor
A grandparent’s plea for transparency at SDUHSD
An open letter to Solana Beach City Council and residents
ear Solana Beach residents, My name is Michael Marks and I’m the CEO of Trilogy Investment Group, founded and still operating in Solana Beach since 1994. For over 25 years, our company has paid millions in property taxes to Solana Beach and have invested heavily in improving both office and retail projects in the community. I’m writing this letter to the Solana Beach City Council and the community, in the hopes of starting a conversation about a critical matter coming before the council early next year. Because most items that challenge the power in Solana Beach are politically charged, it becomes very difficult to make our case in a 15-minute Zoom call before the City Council. This leaves little time for anyone challenging the status quo. Yet, another business is being threatened and may be forced to leave Cedros Avenue! Citizens of Solana Beach can help save this critical company that has become a stabilizing force for many local restaurants, cafes and retail shops. The “100-year storm” impacting retail, coupled with COVID-19, have been devastating to local businesses. Seven closures on Cedros alone, and across the bridge, Crush and Alfonso’s have closed permanently, CPK and Rubio’s filed for bankruptcy and FIT, StretchLab, Row House and Yoga Six are all struggling to survive an industry devastated by the pandemic.
One business, however, is thriving and wishes to expand: it’s a new startup called Flock Freight, a technology company on the 2nd floor of 240 South Cedros Avenue (Lotus). Their mission is to use sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence to make sure shipping trucks are filled to capac-
In a recent study, there has been a shift of approximately 26% away from ‘Brick and Mortar’ to online sales.” ity when traveling across town or across the country. The positive implications for the country and the environment are astounding, as we become more and more dependent on receiving packaged goods via the Internet. But the Solana Beach City Council must approve a permit to allow this expansion in what has been traditionally a retail location. Many cities are recognizing and accepting the fact that retail is transitioning and may never be the same. In a recent study, there has been a shift of approximately 26% away from
“Brick & Mortar” to online sales. Most cities would not only be proud to have incubated such an important company but would be doing everything possible to keep them as a productive community asset. Retail districts are embracing the need to add office and residential uses as part of making retail dominant corridors actually work. But others hold on to old policies that seem tone deaf to what is really happening to small businesses. Some leaders in the community argue that office uses fail to deliver the needed retail sales taxes that traditional retailers provide. However, this argument dismisses the fact that Flock Freight may be the most important provider of daily foot traffic for places like Homestead, Lofty Coffee, the Belly Up, Wild Note, Madalyn’s and the local breweries. That is, retail sales come from many sources. Some Cedros retailers reached out saying that Flock Freight is the only support at times when the street is depressingly quiet. I urge the City Council to consider that in this time of division, devastation and massive change, modifying old policy is not only reasonable, but desperately needed. If you agree, I would ask you to write the City Council and express your thoughts. Thank you for your consideration. Michael Marks, Business owner in Solana Beach
ear Mr. Haley: I’ve not walked a mile in your shoes. I can’t say I understand your job. I grant that you have lots of plates spinning in the air. You’re busy—like your students’ parents—many of whom are struggling to save their business or are unemployed. Others juggle work and in-home schooling. Our children are struggling scholastically. They’re starved for social interaction. Daily, my granddaughter is frustrated because she can’t interact with her teachers in a normal fashion. Studies confirm the rising rates of acute adolescent anxiety disorders, increased drug use, and depression. Last week in Lodi, CA, an eleven-year-old boy fatally shot himself during a Zoom class. What’s next? Mr. Haley, your academic credentials must be exceptional; your experience qualifies you for your post. Still, I must give you a below average grade for lack of transparency about opening campuses, and for the dearth of meaningful communication with the families in our community. In September, a copy of the district’s Safe Reopening Plan was sent to parents. The thirty-seven-page document devotes five pages to the wearing of masks and six pages to distancing—but it contains no hard criteria for reopening. Subsequent announcements also lacked transparency: • 10/01/20: “Plans have already been implemented that have returned groups of students back to campus and will continue to return more students.”
(Which students?) • 12/04/20: “Our schools remain open and will continue to provide targeted support for small priority groups of students to ensure our most vulnerable students can access in-person teaching and learning.” (Schools are open?) I know my granddaughter isn’t a member of a priority group, which puts her squarely in the “not special enough” cohort. But there is a plan to introduce some students on EWMS campus one day per week, beginning in January. If that plan goes well, my granddaughter might be able to visit the campus twenty-seven days before the end of the school year. She’s underwhelmed. You have the authority to reopen during a period of Red Tier status. Since August we’ve had many weeks during which this could have been done. Is it too much to ask that you establish clear and measurable metrics for reopening? Is it reasonable for parents to be informed as to why you haven’t opened during past Red Tier periods? Do teachers’ unions
stand in the way? Don’t misinterpret my remarks: We love and support our teachers. We love them so much that our district pays the highest salaries in the county. Within walking distance from EWMS there are four private schools teaching on-campus. These have reported no COVID-19 cases. And when Costco, Wal-Mart and Target operate safely in the current pandemic, I believe our schools should be open as well. I don’t speak for all parents. Some may prefer to continue distance learning. But in my view, the reopening of schools is top priority. As a resident of Solana Beach since 1953; as a former student of Earl Warren Junior High School and San Dieguito High School; as the grandparent of a seventh grader, and as a taxpayer, I call on you to present clear goals for opening schools as soon as possible—then get it done. Proceed as if our children’s lives depend on it. LaMar Going Solana Beach
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one year, in accordance with council policy. The new council will hit the ground running, discussing affordable housing policy at a Dec. 14 Housing Element “workshop.” The Housing Element comprises part of the city’s General Plan and must be updated with the state government’s blessing by April. Disagreements about the Housing Element featured prominently during a heated election season. The addition of Martinez and Quirk could shift the council’s majority stance on past points of contention, namely, whether and where to allow increased residential density. “In this election, one of the things I heard over and over was the wish for a new dynamic, new blood on council,” Gaasterland said in her introductory remarks. “We have a fresh start. We have an opportunity to really work together as a team, which does not mean that we should be agreeing on everything. I hope as your mayor to encourage all of our council members, as we discuss, to listen to all sides. That means really paying attention to the people who come to us with public comments. I’m hoping to set a new tone.” “We have a great team here, we each have something to offer. I'm excited to work with all of you and look forward to it,” Worden said. “It was a tough election, but you all did really spectacularly well.” “I want to thank the citizens who voted for me, it’s a huge responsibility,” Martinez said. “You’ve elected me to be your voice and I take that very seriously. I look forward to working with all of my fellow council members. I look forward to representing every citizen in town, whether they voted for me or not.” Quirk said: “I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I realize that I'm also serving the entire community, and that is my intention. I'm very excited to get to work with all of you and everyone in town.” “It was a very tough, disturbing election, as many of the people that would normally support me did not support me this time,” Druker said. “I want to make sure that they understand that I'm not here to get revenge … but to treat everybody fairly.” “It’s extremely important that we be seen as a check and balance, whether we are here in our own chamber or … as regional representatives,” Druker said. “We are not a courtroom. We're not a classroom. We are a public forum. We cannot expect people to come in front of us to treat us with civility. So, as Harry Truman said, ‘If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.’” City officials and several public speakers from the community bid farewell to two outgoing councilmembers, Sheryl Parks and Ellie Haviland.
MEDLEAF ASSOCIATES, from left, are Karen Hannawi, Ross Lazar and Gracie Morgan. MedLeaf is Oceanside’s first medicinal marijuana delivery service. The company is also aiming to help veterans cope with trauma and PTSD through cannabis. Photo by Steve Puterski
Marijuana dispensary aims to help veterans By Steve Puterski
OCEANSIDE — As the city has joined the ranks of legalizing medicinal cannabis, one business is using the medicinal properties to help veterans. MedLeaf in Oceanside opened in July near State Route 76, a delivery-only service and the only dispensary in the city to date. Those behind the business are targeting veterans to help cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Justin Baker, an Oceanside native who now resides in Georgia, along with his sister and brotherin-law, Karen and George Hannawi of Oceanside, put together a plan about a year ago. Baker is a former Army intelligence officer who suffered from PTSD after losing several team members deployed on combat missions. Once he left the military, Baker contracted with the NSA and Army, but now works in the private sector. However, those issues remained, and he said his daily medication consisted of 12 different pills per day. Growing frustrated with the lack of effectiveness, Baker said he tried CBD and it changed his life. Now, he aims to do the same with other veterans.
“I don’t have any direct experience with combat, but I did have issues when I was at Ft. Hood where I experience my first loss … when of our team members was hit by an IED,” he explained. “In supporting MedLeaf and trying to talk to veterans in the area … I’ve seen what cannabis has done for them has made me an advocate.” Baker said the medication he was previously prescribed just kept growing and one friend, a former Army sniper, was up to nearly two dozen medications per day. “I continue to use CBD every day and that helps me,” he added. “That Army sniper, for example, his daily use of cannabis has pulled him off all his medications.” Karen Hawanni said she noticed the changes with her brother and felt helpless. But the three put together a plan to take advantage of the medicinal properties with cannabis. Last year Oceanside allowed for medicinal operations, so Baker and the Hawannis acted quickly to secure their state and city licenses. Their business currently cannot be a typical retail store, so they have a fleet of unmarked vehicles to delivery product to their customers. Using their connec-
CSU plans for in-person classes next fall By City News Service
SAN MARCOS — The California State University system, which includes San Diego State and CSU San Marcos, is planning for an anticipated return primarily to in-person courses starting next fall, it was announced Wednesday. “While we are currently going through a very difficult surge in the pandemic, there is light at the end of the tunnel with the promising progress on vaccines,”
CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White said in a statement. Officials have not yet determined “what the science will allow’’ for next summer’s term, noting that determination will be made closer to the deadlines for summer 2021 student registration. The CSU system is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 53,000 faculty and staff and 486,000 students.
tions in the industry, the core group was able to learn about the licensing process, regulations and how to create a sustainable business. The submitted their application in 2018 and worked in close contact with the city, Karen Hawanni said. As for their coverage
area, MedLeaf delivers to North Camp Pendleton and Bonsall to west Escondido and south to Encinitas. And the security company hired by MedLeaf is comprised of all veterans, too. “It’s been really rewarding, to say the least,” Hawanni said.
CARSLBAD — A 29-year-old male from Encinitas was killed Dec. 4 after colliding with a building at Faraday Avenue and Palmer Way. On arrival, Carlsbad police officers found the rider of a green Kawasaki motorcycle and determined no other vehicles were involved. Officers found the victim to be unconscious however he later died at the scene The preliminary investigation by the Police Department suggests that the motorcycle rider was traveling westbound on Faraday Avenue at an unknown rate of speed when he lost control and ran into a building. Investigators do not believe any other motorists were involved. The preliminary investigation shows that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision, but the investigation is still underway. Faraday Avenue to Orion way was partially closed for an extended period of time as officers investigated the cause of the collision, but is now open.
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Coronavirus Supervisors expand business relief; state reopens playgrounds DOD selects two local sites for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
By City News Service
REGION — The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to make San Diego County’s $20 million Small Business Stimulus Grant program available to all businesses affected by COVID-19 safety restrictions. Supervisors voted to expand the small business relief program via teleconference after hearing an update on the county’s efforts to combat the spread of the virus as well as information about future vaccine distribution. They also heard from numerous businesses owners angry over the newest state restrictions mandated by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The restrictions, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, were triggered when intensive-care unit bed availability remained below 15% after Saturday’s daily update, according to the California Department of Public Health. New infections and hospitalizations from the coronavirus have surged in San Diego County, which reported its third-highest daily total of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 1,998. It was the seventh consecutive day with more than 1,000 new cases and the 15th time in the last 18 days. A record 2,287 infections were reported Friday. The cases reported Monday bring the county’s cumulative total to 94,169. No new deaths were reported Monday with the total remaining at 1,062. The county has received nearly $390 million in federal CARES Act funding to help residents and businesses since the pandemic started earlier this year. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who proposed expanding the business aid, said he understands the impact a regional stay-athome order has on business owners, and “expanding this economic stimulus program will provide bridge
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GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM and the California Department of Public Health revised statewide public health guidelines on Wednesday to allow public playgrounds to remain open. File photo
funding to support them and their workers while the restrictions to slow the spread are in place.’’ Fletcher, who also serves as co-chair of the county’s COVID-19 subcommittee, added that he understands people are frustrated by restrictions, but “when we go from 200 to 2,000 cases a day, we have to change what we’re doing.’’ Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public officer, told the board that the state of California is anticipating 327,000 doses of a COVID vaccine in mid-December, with San Diego County expected to receive 28,275 doses in the state’s first round of distribution. “I’m encouraged that our way forward will be seen with vaccinations to (create) herd immunity,’’ she said. As she has at other county meetings, Wooten again urged residents to follow guidelines, including washing hands and maintain social distancing. “We can flatten the curve again,’’ she said. “We can come out of this in a way that saves lives.’’ Many residents who called in during the update’s public comment period voiced their frustrations over how the restrictions are harming them, their families and
businesses. Along with business closures, the restrictions also apply to certain outdoor facilities, including playgrounds. Paula Steger, co-owner of Artistic Laser Productions, said while it’s important for everybody to wear a mask and wash their hands, it’s also “time to go about your daily lives.’’ She said her business lost $60,000 worth of contracts because of restrictions. “I was 7 when the Hong Kong flu hit,’’ Steger said. “The world didn’t shut down then, and we got through it. I’m done. I’m going to work wherever I can in a COVID-safe manner.’’ Dr. Holly Yang, president of the San Diego County Medical Society, reminded residents that the fastest way to reopen the economy is to get the virus under control. “We are at a critical moment — the majority of the county is doing the best it can to reduce spread of the virus,’’ Yang said. SD County playgrounds can reopen after state reverses course
REGION — Playgrounds in San Diego County can reopen to the public today, despite initially being closed under COVID-19 restrictions, after state health officials reversed course. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, led a group of a dozen legislators who sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom last week urging him to remove playgrounds from the stayat-home order. They claimed opening playgrounds “is necessary for the mental and physical health of children to have opportunities to expend their physical energy and play.” They also noted that
in some low-income neighborhoods, “families may have little to no outdoor space of their own available.” Newsom and the California Department of Public Health revised statewide public health guidelines on Wednesday to allow for public playgrounds to remain open. “Every parent knows how important playgrounds are for our youngest Californians,” Gonzalez said. “A huge thank you to Governor Newsom for hearing our collective concern and rethinking how we can open play structures for our kids.” Playgrounds were closed earlier in the pandemic before being reopened in September. Then, with a spike in case rates and the state’s issuance of a regional stay-athome order, which took effect late Sunday night across all of Southern California, playgrounds closed again. Pressure from parents and legislators have now caused the state to reopen the playgrounds. According to the state’s website, “playgrounds may remain open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise. Playgrounds located on schools that remain open for in-person instruction, and not accessible by the general public, may remain open and must follow guidance for schools and school-based programs.” San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond made a motion at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to defy the state order and not enforce the playground closure. It was rejected 3-2. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said his conversation with state officials
proved productive and gave credit to Gonzales — his wife — for her work. County libraries offer doorside books to keep patrons reading
REGION — With state stay-at-home orders in effect, San Diego County’s 33 libraries have moved to door-side service to help residents practice social distancing and still enjoy library books, magazines, music and movies during the pandemic. Card holders can check out library materials and pick them up at the door. Patrons can use the county’s online catalog or call their local branch to find and request what they are looking for. When the items are ready, the library will send a notification via email, phone call or through the mail. Patrons can then check out the materials at the library’s door-side pickup area between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. No appointments are necessary. County Library Director Migell Acosta reminds people to wear masks — library workers will be wearing their masks and practicing social distancing — and bring a library card or valid ID card. Current due dates for San Diego County Library materials have been extended to Feb. 3, 2021. Acosta said library patrons also can still digitally access all the library’s e-books and e-magazines 24 hours a day, seven days a week by downloading the Libby app for e-books, audio books and e-magazines. San Diego County residents can download the Libby app at sdEbooks.org. Residents who do not have a library card can sign up for an e-card at the library’s website.
REGION — The U.S. Department of Defense announced today its phased plan to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine from the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton. The DOD is working with the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. As one of the 64 jurisdictions to which the United States government has allocated vaccines, the DOD plans to administer its initial allocation of 43,875 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to populations of uniformed service members — both actives and reserves. That includes members of the National Guard, dependents, retirees, civilian employees and select contract personnel. The department is prioritizing DOD personnel to receive the vaccine based on CDC guidance, first focusing on those providing direct medical care, maintaining essential national security and installation functions, deploying forces, and those beneficiaries at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19 before other members of the DOD population. Distribution will be conducted in phases. Due to limited availability of initial vaccine doses, the first phase will distribute and administer vaccines at select locations. Initial distribution sites — including the two local sites — were selected by the DOD’s COVID Task Force based on recommendations from the military services and U.S. Coast Guard, to best support several criteria: — Anticipated supply chain requirements, such as cold and bulk storage facilities; — Local population of at least 1,000 priority personnel across the military services; and — Sufficient medical personnel to administer vaccines and actively monitor vaccine recipients. — The distribution of the allocated COVID-19 vaccines will begin once the Federal Drug Administration authorizes the COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and in accordance with Operation Warp Speed guidance. Other distribution sites in the continental United States include Fort Hood, Texas, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Carlsbad passes Right to Recall ordinance for hotel workers By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad City Council passed an urgency ordinance to protect select hotel workers during its Dec. 8 meeting. The council voted 4-1, with Matt Hall against, to approve the Right to Recall ordinance, ensuring furloughed or laid-off hotel workers at six properties will be the first ones rehired once hotel operators begin to ramp up operations from the COVID-19 pandemic. Councilwoman Priya Bhat-Patel, who brought forward the ordinance during a Nov. 17 meeting, said the ordinance is a way to protect vulnerable workers, single women, seniors, people of color adversely impacted by the pandemic and lower-wage employees. She also said it was important for the city to protect the rights of workers, which is why hotel operators must follow a number of guidelines when notifying workers if they have been rehired. “I’m looking forward to what we can achieve by protecting the workers,” Bhat-Patel said. “I’m advocating for folks who serve our community. Know it’s a challenging time for our hotels. I’ve represented the interests of the business community as much as possible. Unemployment levels without recall cause longer unemployment and they usually find lower-paying
UNITE HERE Local 30 held a series of protests earlier this year demanding a fair contract and wages for hotel workers. Several Carlsbad city officials attended a Unite Here protest outside of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, including Councilwoman Priya Bhat-Patel, who brought forth the Right to Recall ordinance. Photo via Facebook/Unite Here
jobs.” Several adjustments were made to the final enactment, including increasing the number of hours worked per week — six months prior to the layoff — from two hours to 10 hours per week; and employees have three to five business days after receiving the mailing to accept or decline instead of 10 days. The ordinance, which only applies to hotels with 200 or more guest rooms, begins immediately and runs for 12 months, at which
time the city manager will report back to the council for further action. The council also included a provision to include a union collective bargaining agreement exemption. The language states, “The provisions of this chapter may be waived by the collective bargaining agreement if the waiver is explicitly set forth in the agreement or an amendment in clear and unambiguous terms.” Unite Here Local 30 held a protest rally at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in
February demanding a fair contract and wages for workers. Omni La Costa is one of six hotels covered under the ordinance. “I can’t imagine being a single mom and navigating this pandemic,” said Bhat-Patel, who is expecting her first child in several months. “(I can agree to the) CBA part and remove that (top sentence). In order to tighten that up and incorporate the interests of the mayor and those I represent.” The city will not en-
force the ordinance, instead of leaving it as a civil matter for an employee to file a complaint with the San Diego County Superior Court. A number of speakers came out in support of the measure saying workers need protections, businesses can do what they want and have lawyers, along with it being a “little guy versus big employer” situation. Hall said the ordinance is an overreach from the council and will end up
costing more jobs than it protects. According to Hall, hotel owners are scared the industry has already taken massive financial losses during the current recession, in addition to new state orders limiting the capacity at hotels. The mayor also voiced concerns with potential litigation from hotels, citing an ongoing lawsuit against the City of San Diego for a near-identical policy, and any potential retroactive applications of the ordinance. Lynn Mohrfeld, president of the California Hotel & Lodging Association, said the industry is hurting and 25% of hotels nationwide are delinquent on their loans. Mohrfeld said the ordinance is likely to have an “outsized impact on the survival of local hotels.” Bhat-Patel and Councilwoman Cori Schumacher also discussed stripping legal protections for hotel operators, with Schumacher suggesting that vulnerable employees don’t have the financial means to litigate. However, Councilman Keith Blackburn, who supported the measure, said he’d withdraw his support if protections for hoteliers were struck from the ordinance. “People make frivolous lawsuits frequently … and there are plenty of people willing to back them,” Blackburn said. “It gives me heartburn when it’s a one-way protection.”
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ENCINITAS — The new Alila Marea Beach Resort has partnered with the Rob Machado Foundation to promote environmental sustainability among its guests by participating in the organization’s Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign through the end of the year. The 130-room “barefoot luxury” resort, scheduled to open in early 2021, is located at the intersection of North Coast Highway 101 and La Costa Avenue on the North Leucadia coastline. In collaboration with the Machado Foundation, Alila Marea will raffle off several overnight experiences to those contributing to the Foundation’s end-ofyear fundraising efforts, donating $5 from every Alila & Rob Machado Foundation Mizu Water Bottle purchased at the hotel. $100 and $500 donations will qualify for a random drawing for a one-night
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Palomar Health sees dramatic surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations San Marcos encourages granny flats By Tigist Layne
ESCONDIDO – Palomar Health is one of the hundreds of health systems across California that are seeing a spike in hospitalizations due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The two hospitals, one in Escondido and one in Poway, are preparing their staff and supplies as numbers continue to rise. San Diego County is under a three-week stayat-home order as of late Sunday night due to a decrease in ICU beds across Southern California. The state order will be lifted after three weeks if the region’s ICU capacity rises to 15% or higher. Palomar Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Omar Khawaja said that countywide, hospitalizations were in the 200s, but that number is now up to the 700s range with about 30% of those patients going into the ICU. Dr. Khawaja, who is responsible for Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway, told The Coast News that at both hospitals, the last spike was about 40 COVID-19 hospitalizations, but now that number is around 70, with about a quarter of those being in the ICU. “We’ve been lucky not to see a huge hit to our ICUs or our ventilators, but we are seeing higher numbers than we’ve ever seen,” Dr. Khawaja said. “We saw a real spike cor-
AN EXTERIOR view of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. The Palomar Health system is one of the hundreds of health systems in the state that are seeing a new surge in hospitalizations due to COVID-19. Courtesy photo
related to just temperature change, because people are staying indoors and in closer proximity to people. The Thanksgiving holiday will add a layer on top of that [which] we haven’t really seen yet. We might see those effects in the next week or two.” Back in April, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido received a 202-bed FEMA field hospital, which still hasn’t been used. Dr. Khawaja said that it hasn’t been necessary yet, but the health systems have been in constant communi-
cation about how it would be used if needed. Craig Sturak, Communications Officer for the County of San Diego Health & Human Services, told The Coast News that the field hospital stands ready to be activated if the county reaches a point where it is needed. If the time does come, Dr. Khawaja said it will most likely be used for low acuity patients to offload some of the other health systems Another concern that comes with increased hos-
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SAN MARCOS — San Marcos residents interested in learning about the possibility of adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) to their property will find answers to the most frequently asked questions on the city’s Zoning Information Page. A change in California State law earlier this year has made it easier to add a second house, knwon as an ADU, to a residentially-zoned property. An ADU is an attached or detached residential dwelling unit that provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. ADU’s must include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation on the same parcel as a single-family or multifamily dwelling. A JADU is 500-square-feet or less and is contained entirely within an existing or proposed single-family residence. It must include a separate entrance from the single-family residence. San Marcos residents who are considering adding an ADU or JADU to their property are encouraged to review all of the detailed information outlined here.
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Pure Water project may get $6M for construction By Samantha Nelson
COLORADO RIVER snakes across the Arizona-California border in Yuma, Arizona, providing the City of Oceanside with a majority of its potable drinking water. The Pure Water Oceanside project hopes to provide more than 32% of the city’s water supply. File photo
installation of three pipelines built down North River Road, Douglas Drive and Pala Road. Three injection wells
and three monitoring wells will also be constructed for the project. Drilling of two injection wells started in November, and additional
post-drilling work including testing and installation of well infrastructure will take place through next summer.
“Pure Water Oceanside will be injecting advanced treated water into the groundwater aquifer, which will increase our local water supply and increase the quality and quantity of the water in that aquifer,” said Principal Water Engineer Lindsay Leahy. “This keeps our aquifer healthy and helps to prevent any subsidence (the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land) and over-drafting (when groundwater use exceeds the amount of recharge into an aquifer).” The city put out bids for the drilling of the project’s monitoring wells, which will be placed downstream from the injection wells to track the water flow. The city received one bid from Yellow Jacket Drilling Services but the bid did not meet WIFIA (Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) funding requirements, which means the project wouldn’t be eligible for a portion of WIFIA funding. Because of this, the staff recommended council reject the bid at the Dec. 2 meeting. Council unanimously rejected the bid, instead opting for a change order that granted the services to Nor-Cal Pump & Well Drilling, which is already contracted by the city to drill the project’s injection wells. With the additional services, the revised contract amount is now $4,428,068. Sanchez said subsidence is a big concern. “This is a very critical project,” Sanchez said. “We need to ensure we’re putting the right amount of water back in, and that we’re not going to have any subsidence issues. This aquifer is very critical to Oceanside, to our region.”
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Former councilwoman writes guide to grassroots activism Court seeks By Caitlin Steinberg
ENCINITAS — Can a self-published book on local politics hold the key to relieving political tensions in Southern California? Former Encinitas City Councilwoman Dr. Lisa Shaffer believes so. Shaffer’s book, “Potholes, Parks, and Politics: A guide to getting things done locally (without having to run for office yourself),” hands over the local government playbook to all citizens, of all political beliefs, in towns anywhere across America. Following a contentious election season with historic voter turnout both nationally and locally, Shaffer seeks to offer impassioned voters a roadmap to enacting change in their own backyard, sharing her own experiences as a citizen, candidate and elected official. A one-term councilmember, Shaffer holds a doctorate in public policy, working in management, negotiations, marketing and policy analysis for over 40 years prior to her council appointment in 2012. Shaffer was inspired to run for a council seat due to the lack of diverse opinions and her perception that every resident’s voice wasn’t properly represented or respected. “After four years on the council, I spent a lot of time thinking about who was effective and what strategies
LISA SHAFFER, Encinitas councilmember from 2012 to 2016, has published “Potholes, Parks, and Politics: A guide to getting things done locally (without having to run for office yourself),” a step-by-step citizen’s guide to enacting change in local government. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg
caused us, as decision makers, to listen,” Shaffer said. “Some people we really listened to and others were just forgotten. I’ve tried to understand why that was and the key to success.” According to Shaffer, the book is a non-partisan guide to influencing local
policy decisions without the hassle of running for office, providing readers with stepby-step instructions on how to morph a personal grievance into tangible change in one’s community. Written in layman’s terms for easy reading, the book is divided into three
SMUSD gears up for superintendent search By Tigist Layne
SAN MARCOS — The San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) will begin searching for a new superintendent soon after the new Governing Board is seated on Dec. 15. The district is currently being led by Interim Superintendent Dr. Kevin Holt, who served as superintendent of SMUSD for 14 years before retiring in June 2017. Dr. Holt took the position in October after former Superintendent Dr. Carmen García abruptly resigned in September following months of conflict with parents and district teachers. “It is a great honor to
be asked to come out of retirement and provide my leadership as the interim superintendent,” Holt said in a statement to The Coast News. Dana Vorsos, executive assistant to the superintendent, told The Coast News that the district will consider qualified candidates from inside and outside of the district. She said the board is working with the Education Support Services Group for the recruitment of a superintendent. Vorsos also said that Dr. Holt will not be considered to take over in a permanent role because he is retired and will not be permanent-
ly coming out of retirement. Once the new board is seated, they will work together with the recruitment firm to determine what qualifications they are searching for in a new superintendent and will then begin their search. It is unclear when the district hopes to have made its decision. SMUSD is currently operating in a hybrid model for elementary students and virtual instruction for middle and high school students. Beginning in January, all students will be offered a hybrid learning option for the remainder of the school year.
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sections, including a how-to guide on taking action, basic civics lessons and a “toolbox” section with templates and tools for activists. “This book isn’t just about Encinitas politics,” Shaffer said. “This is applicable for any local government and a lot of it is common sense.” Shaffer walks readers through the step-by-step process of working through each issue, defining the problem, identifying the players and rules, working with the city, putting concepts into action, building the case and going public. In choosing to play out three scenarios, all of which are currently relevant to Encinitas — housing development, infrastructure improvements, and environmental conservation — Shaffer intended to create a timely and useful tool for local activists. “The whole world works better when people understand how government works and that it ought to be responsive to what the citizens want, but if citizens can’t express themselves in a constructive way, it doesn’t work well,” Shaffer said. “So, one of the big messages in here is civility, clarity, and communication.” According to Shaffer, civility is key to success. “I hope the anger and nastiness of the campaign will dissipate. I think everybody was made conscious of how bad it feels when
people are that angry and don’t want to go back there again,” Shaffer said. Like many, Shaffer felt the intensity of Encinitas’ divisive 2020 election season, filled with online and in-person harassment, and sees her book as an antidote to the political toxicity. “If residents feel like they’ve been heard — and they will be heard better if they are more effective, thoughtful, and organized — the hostility and division can be reduced,” Shaffer said. Written with the assistance of former Encinitas Mayor Teresa Arballo Barth with illustrations by Sharon Belknap, the book is available for purchase online and can be either shipped or delivered locally by Shaffer herself.
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REGION — The San Diego Superior Court put a call out today for residents to serve on the 2021/22 San Diego County Grand Jury. The 19-member body will work four days a week, about six hours per day, from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, at the San Diego Central Courthouse. Applications, which must be received by Jan. 29, can be downloaded from the San Diego Superior Court's website at sdcourt.ca.gov, the Grand Jury's website at sdcounty.ca.gov/grandjury or by calling 619-450-7272.
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t’s every coach’s dream, regardless of the sport or the players’ skill level. It’s the potential payday down the road that is gold, and that’s certainly true of Mission Hills High’s Chris Hauser. He cashes a personal dividend whenever landing on the Big Ten Network at his San Marcos home. On a weekly basis, the veteran coach is thrilled to watch his former Grizzlies perform. “Absolutely,” Hauser said. “When you get to work with young people, you en-
sports talk jay paris joy that time with them. Then to see their journey afterward on the field, or whatever they may get into, it makes you so proud.” Hauser’s pride was in overdrive last week with Ohio State’s Chris Olave, a junior wide receiver, and Indiana’s Jack Tuttle, a
sophomore quarterback, shining on the college game’s biggest stages. Both played for Hauser and led the Grizzlies to the 2017 CIF San Diego Section Open Division title game. While they were prep standouts, there’s no guarantee that designation translates to the next level. Then again, with these players’ athletic prowess and willingness to embrace the grind, Hauser’s not surprised they’ve flourished. “Chris’ work ethic is off the charts,” Hauser said. “He’s gifted, no ques-
tion, but he always put the work in.” Tu t t l e ? He was no turtle hiding in his shell when preparing for greatness and sharing his OLAVE love for the student life. Now he’s the big man at Indiana, where everyone knows his name in Kilroy’s, a campus watering hole. Hauser saw Tuttle’s popularity and graciousness up
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close. “Jac k was like ‘Mr. High School’ and in a great way,” Hauser said. “He knew what he meant to the school and he TUTTLE treated every single person the same. “His kindness was probably one of his top qualities. A shy freshman would tell him he had a great game and he would thank him, engage with him and ricochet the conversation away from himself.” No. 8-ranked Indiana’s bounce-back, like Tuttle’s, is admirable. Before finding Hoosier hospitality — his father, Jay, was a walk-on punter for Indiana — Tuttle absorbed disappointment. He chose Utah after Mission Hills, and while it had a great lake, it wasn’t a great fit for Tuttle. “His journey was different from Chris’ and it speaks volume about kids coming out of high school that sometimes it doesn’t happen right away,” Hauser said. “We have a lot of pretty good football players in San Diego County. But there are so many other good football players that in college, every practice, every game, is like going against high school allstars. “Sometimes it can be humbling for kids to be able to understand that success and failure both take time. You don’t go straight to the top of the depth chart in college. You are going to
have to earn it.” Tuttle’s powerful right arm secured his spot in Hoosier lore on Dec. 5 against Wisconsin. Filling in for the injured Michael Penix, Tuttle heaved two touchdowns in his first collegiate start to give Indiana its sixth Big Ten win in a season for only the third time since 1967. “They had a spot-on game plan for him, and when I was watching this thing unfold, he was in a zone,” Hauser said. Olave’s deal is reaching the end zone. His 12 scoring catches last year were the fourth-most in a season in school history, and he continues to carry a bull’s-eye for Buckeye quarterbacks. The speedy Olave has five touchdowns and is averaging nearly 17 yards on 36 receptions for No. 3 Ohio State. The catch for Hauser, when the pair played for him, was for him not to hinder a good thing. “I stayed out of their way,” he said. “They always had the green light to do something if the coverage gave it to them.” Just don’t take away Hauser’s weekends as he tracks ex-Grizzles. Others include Fred Warner, a solid linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, and his younger brother, Troy, a senior defensive back at BYU. The mission for any coach is for his charges to excel. Hauser’s appreciative that he’s still receiving payback through his former players. Contact Jay Paris at email@example.com. Follow him on jparis_sports.
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Local restaurant owners pledge resistance to latest mandate By Caitlin Steinberg
ENCINITAS — After San Diego County announced a second stay-athome health order on Dec. 6, some business owners have responded with pledges of resistance. Local establishments have even posted declarations on social media, claiming the order violates their Constitutional rights, receiving support from individuals across the country. In Escondido, the business “Koffie,” a small coffee shop publicly declared, “[we] will not be closing… Let’s stick together, have courage, and stand with us.” Roxy Encinitas restaurant posted a sign on Dec. 7 at its host stand reading, “Roxy is proudly remaining open for business as part of a constitutionally protected peaceful protest/ assembly against unconstitutional illegal government orders.” Roxy owner Paula Vrakas spoke to the Coast News about the restaurant’s struggle to remain open following the county’s recent closures. “We’re doing everything safely. We’re serving outside and take out,” Vrakas said. “Everyone’s jobs are essential. We are trying our hardest to maintain the health and well-being of our staff through the holiday season.” Vrakas fears business-
LOCAL BUSINESSES and restaurants continue limited operations despite the county’s most recent stay-at-home public health order closing in-person dining and non-essential businesses. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg
es will permanently close before next year if they are not permitted to remain open. Since many North County cities do not have the means to monitor local businesses, many wonder how the county’s Safe Reopening Compliance Team, comprised of 21 code enforcement officers and eight sheriff’s deputies, will enforce the latest stay-
at-home order. Currently, there are more than 86,000 businesses in San Diego County. According to the County’s Health & Human Services Agency, the Compliance Team was established in August to enforce mandated public health orders. The task force will rely upon assistance from local law enforcement and the general public, who
ROB MACHADO Foundation works to promote environmental education among young people. Photo courtesy of Rob Machado Foundation
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primary mission is to promote environmental education among young people, encouraging trash and recycling solutions at beaches, schools, surf events as well as reusable water bottle usage. According to the Foundation, “what started out in the early days as the introduction of gardening programs at local schools — encouraging children to connect with the land they live on and the food they eat — has evolved into a
water filling station program across a growing network of schools and public places that helps deliver clean, filtered water while encouraging reusables over single-use plastic water bottles.” The Foundation partnered with the Alila Marea in 2020, working together to influence the resort’s own sustainability efforts. “Encinitas has been home to my family and I for many years now and we are excited to welcome Alila Marea Beach Resort to the community,” Rob Machado said. “It’s an honor to
have their support for our Rob Machado Foundation and we look forward to our growing relationship that will benefit both locals and visitors.” The two organizations intend to continue their partnership beyond this year’s holiday season, producing additional wellness experiences and musical events for guests and the local community at the resort. For more information on the Rob Machado Foundation and their Giving Tuesday fundraiser, visit the organization’s website or follow on social media.
may report businesses or organizations in violation of established orders via hotline (858) 694-2900, or email at SafeReopeningComplianceTeam@sdcounty.ca.gov. The Compliance Team hosts weekly phone conversations with individual cities, providing the names of businesses issued ceaseand-desist letters, which are also available online. Mayor Catherine Blakespear confirmed that the City of Encinitas, just like every other city, does not have power to enforce the orders. “Some cities choose to not publicly support the county’s health orders for political purposes,” Blakespear said. “But ultimately the county’s [Compliance Team] enforces the county order, otherwise there would be wildly varying levels of enforcement. “Everybody’s just trying to do the best they can to work within the realities that we’ve been given.” According to Pat Piatt, a city of Encinitas spokesperson, businesses in violation of the order will first be verbally asked to comply by either local law enforcement or a member of the Compliance Team. If a business continues to defy regulations, the District Attorney and Compliance Team will issue a Cease and Desist order. If a cease-and-desist letter is issued and violated, the business will be shut down by the county. Local law enforcement will assist the Compliance Team, however in a limited manner. According to Capt. Herbert Taft of the Sheriff Department’s North Coastal Station, deputies have two options if local law enforcement agencies, not the county’s Compliance Team, receives a complaint or comes upon a business disobeying the public health order. Deputies can either
ROXY ENCINITAS posted a sign in front of the restaurant pledging to remain open. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg
verbally inform the establishment they are in violation of the health order or immediately hand the case off to the Compliance Team. “It is easier for the Compliance Team to handle enforcement rather than our own deputies,” Taft said. “Unlike our station, they have court appointed deputies who are able to serve Cease and Desist orders, while we legally can not.” And while the Compliance Team of 35 individuals may appear small relative to the size of the county, it has the legal power to work quickly, Taft said. “The Team has all the right people working together… law enforcement, county code officers, and the District Attorney… that’s vertical prosecution,” Taft said. It is unknown how effective and strict the Compliance Team would be in enforcing the stay-at-home order through the holidays and even Taft could not predict the Team’s ultimate success nor businesses’ willingness to comply. As of Tuesday, eight businesses in Encinitas have been served cease and desist orders.
Blakespear expressed her own worry and condolences for businesses facing closures. “I feel terrible because I think the theme that comes through to me is desperation,” Blakespear said. “People just want to stay in business and provide for their families, hire their employees and they feel desperate. This is a tremendously difficult situation because we both want to protect public health and also save small businesses.” According to Blakespear the Encinitas City Council will announce another $75,000 in CARES ACT funding to Encinitas businesses on Wednesday, Dec 10. Blakespear stressed the importance of shopping small, sharing her own intentions of purchasing books from Encinitas shop Artifact Books and ordering take out from local restaurants. “I think many recognize there’s a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine,” Blakespear said. “But the reality of what exists now is that for three more weeks, businesses will be severely impacted, especially restaurants.”
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gloves, hats, scarves and any other warm clothing at donation bins throughout The Shoppes during regular mall hours.
catch the parade from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20.
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There will be holiday lights at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 and Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 at 2040 N Santa Fe Ave., Vista.
A new, free drive-thru event, “Jingle Terrace Park,” will feature holiday-themed light displays along the driving loop in Brengle Terrace Park 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 28. Make it a must-see ODE TO THE MENORAH spot on your holiday list. The Chabad Oceanside/ Vista presents “Beyond the GIFT OF THE MENORAH Flame” an ode to the MenoGift or get a menorah rah in words, music, art and from Chabad Jewish Center more at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Oceanside/Vista. For more jewishoceans.com/zoom. information, call (760) 8067765. HOLIDAY IN THE GARDEN Botanic Wonderland FAIRGROUND TO SPARKLE Holiday Nights in the GarA “Holidays In Your den will be from 5 to 8:30 Car” event is being held p.m. Dec. 12 and Dec. 13; through Jan. 2, Mondays to Dec. 16 to Dec. 23; Dec. 26 Thursdays: 5 to 9 p.m. and to Dec. 30. Closed Dec.24 Fridays to Sundays 5 to 10 and Dec. 25. Tickets at p.m. in the Main Parking SDBGarden.org. Stroll Lot. Discover a symphony amidst festive holiday lights of sight and sound at the throughout various areas drive-thru holiday light within the Garden’s 37 acres spectacular intricately as- with lighted animals, laser sembled by Santa’s team of lighting and fire pits. elves. For more information, contact: holidaysinyourcar. BREAKFAST IN BETHLEHEM com. Join the Rancho Santa Fe Village Church online KEEPING NEIGHBORS WARM version of “Breakfast in To provide neighbors Bethlehem.” Starting at 9 in need with coats, hats and a.m. Dec. 12, log onto vilmore during the cold season, lagechurch.org where senior The Shoppes at Carlsbad, pastor Jack Baca will read 2525 El Camino Real, Carls- the Christmas story, as chilbad, has partnered with dren join in the fun by folVolunteers of America with lowing along with several a “Warm for the Winter” items from a Breakfast in Coat Drive through Dec. 11. Bethlehem swag bag. Filled Shoppers can donate coats, with a sheep, crown, halo
ISRAELI POP STAR Gad Elbaz performs Dec. 14 in a car concert at the Fairgrounds as Chabad of S. Diego holds its Hanukkah Spectacular. Courtesy photo
and even a flash light to find the Baby Jesus, parents can request a bag from Kjersti Atkins, director of Children’s Ministries at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bags will be delivered or mailed to your home.
12 at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. The church will collect canned food, pasta and cereal, along with used clothing for men and women and new undergarments for men sizes 30-36 and for new men’s sneakers in sizes 9-12. For more information, conZERO-WASTE HOLIDAY I Love A Clean San Di- tact NealP@villagechurch. ego and the county of San org or (858) 756-2441, ext. Diego are offering tips for 104. a zero-waste holiday. Don’t Take a Holiday from Recycling. Join the upcoming zero-waste holiday webinar SHOP OCEANSIDE Celebrate Sustainably: Gifts Shop Local Oceanside and Glitz Dec. 12 at ilacsd. offers our community incenorg/event/celebrate-sustain- tives and activities to shop ably-gifts-and-glitz-12-12/. locally through Dec. 20, in Downtown Oceanside. This socially distanced MainFOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE A food and clothing Street program features an drive for downtown San Di- online coupon book, social ego homeless will be held media contests and givefrom 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. aways, and in-store socially
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In addition to very high king tides, you can experience December’s extreme low king tides with Nature Collective, the Encinitas-based nonprofit land trust stewarding San Elijo Lagoon and lands beyond. All ages can join free Tidepool Ambassador Experiences at Swami’s Beach with scavenger hunts at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 14 and 4 p.m. Dec. 15. After the peak high tide, beachgoers can get a look at inhabitants of the tide pools, typically hidden underwater. Learn how to become a Nature Collective Tidepool Ambassador. Visit thenaturecollective.org/media or contact Lydia Cobb, PR Nature Collective at (760) 8401654 or cobblydia@gmail. com. HANUKKAH SPECTACULAR
Chabad of S. Diego presents a concert with Israeli pop star Gad Elbaz, live from your car, at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the San Diego Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Tickets and inforPARADE OF LIGHTS The Port of San Diego mation at facebook.com/ Parade of Lights returns for events/2829922650608924. its 49th consecutive year, and Seaport Village is an STEER THE FUTURE ideal spot for onlookers to The city of Solana enjoy the views. Dozens of Beach is currently seeking boats will cruise by with volunteers to fill 16 vacandazzling light displays, fol- cies among its five local Citlowing this year’s theme - izen Commissions. The City “The Twelve Days of Christ- Council will appoint Solamas.” Locals and visitors TURN TO CALENDAR ON A19 will have two chances to Refind Off Main presents a holiday market at 10 a.m. Dec.12 and at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at 146 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista.
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entrally located in Encinitas, Hospice of the North Coast Resale Shop will surprise you with a fine quality selection that is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. All proceeds from the shop support Pacifica House. the only general in-patient hospice house in North County. The proceeds also help to provide end-of-life care to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Stop in to browse, find a unique gift for that special someone and help a great organization in North San Diego County. Check out their charming Encinitas store for a variety of gently used items that include an ongoing selection of:
“Many of our donations come from families of loved ones who pass,” said Store Manager Stephanie Carnow. “The quality and quantity of our items is remarkable.” The Resale Shop’s huge
their rear entrance for your convenience. If your items do not meet their inspection standards to be sold, they will gladly donate them to a local charity for you. Remember, your donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided per your request. With the end of the year coming, it is a great time to part with those items that are near new that you never use! Be sure to check out their website for sales and special offers or special holiday hours at www. hospicenorthcoast. org/resale-shop/
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CITY OF ENCINITAS PUBLIC NOTICE – 2021 SCHEDULED VACANCIES ON CITY COUNCIL APPOINTED COMMISSIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications for appointment to City Commissions. Application forms must be completed online from the City’s www.encinitasca.gov. All applicants must be registered voters of the City of Encinitas. There are two (2) application deadlines: one for incumbents wishing to reapply and a later date for all other applicants. The deadline for incumbents wishing to reapply is Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., and the deadline for all other applicants is Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. All applicants may be asked to attend the February 10, 2021 City Council meeting to briefly discuss (2 to 3 minutes) their qualifications and interest in serving on a commission. Appointments are scheduled to be made at the City Council meeting on February 24, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (meeting dates are subject to change). Terms will begin March 1, 2021. APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AND TERMS EXPIRING IN 2021: COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS: Three (3) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2024. Terms expiring are: Irene Abraham appointed March 14, 2018 for Term 1, Randall Sims appointed February 12, 2020 for a Partial Term, and Kathleen Lees appointed March 14, 2018 for Term 1. The Commission for the Arts is a seven member board. The Commission for the Arts shall conduct public hearings and prepare recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding the visual, performing and literary arts. The Commission will promote the arts within the community through: 1) quality visual, performing and literary arts programming, 2) exposure and advocacy, 3) arts education programs, 4) the development of arts venues. The Commission will assist the City Council on matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council. ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION: Five (5) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2024. Terms expiring are: Christian Adams appointed March 14, 2018 for Term 1, James Wang reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out), June Honsberger appointed March 18, 2020 for a partial term, Inge Bisconer reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 1 (prior service was a partial term), and John Eldon reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out). The Environmental Commission is a seven member board. The Environmental Commission shall conduct public hearings and prepare recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding the environment to include without limitation: Develop an Annual Work Plan and presentation to the City Council; Review and update from time to time, as necessary, the Environmental Action Plan; Develop policies and plans to provide for and advocate for environmental protection within the City of Encinitas; Develop policies and plans for developing environmental awareness in cooperation with other public and private agencies to include school districts; Provide review and recommendations to the City Council on such matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION: Three (3) appointments to be made for three- year terms ending March 1, 2024. Terms expiring are: John Gjata reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out), Douglas Goad reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out), and Elizabeth Brady reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out). The Parks and Recreation Commission is a seven member board. The Parks and Recreation Commission shall conduct public hearings and prepare recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding public parks, recreational facilities, and community services to include, without limitation: policies and plans for the acquisition, development, improvement, and utilization of parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities; policies and plans for the development and operations of community service programs for the benefit of the residents of the City; policies and plans for developing community service programs in cooperation with other public and private agencies to include school districts; and such matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council. PLANNING COMMISSION: Two (2) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2024. Terms expiring are: Kevin Doyle (Old Encinitas) February 14, 2018 for Term 1 and Brett Farrow (Cardiff) appointed February 14, 2019 for a partial term. The Planning Commission is a five member board with each member representing one of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, and Olivenhain. Applicants must have resided as a registered voter in either Cardiff or Old Encinitas for no less than six months prior to appointment and maintain residency and voter registration in Cardiff or Old Encinitas while serving on the Commission. The Planning Commission shall perform such duties as may be specified by ordinance or resolution of the City Council or by the laws of the State of California. Further, the Planning Commission shall study and report to the City Council upon any matter referred to it by the City Council and shall keep the City Council currently advised of all matters pending, and shall furnish any special information, reports or materials which the City Council may request. The Planning Commission shall make a final determination as authorized by the Code for the following applications: Coastal Development, Conditional Use Permit (Major), Tentative Tract Map, Zoning Code Interpretation, Application for project in more than one Community Planning area, and other applications and duties as required by the Code. In addition, the Planning Commission shall make recommendation to the City Council as authorized by the Code for the following applications: General Plan Interpretation, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Code Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Specific Plan, and other applications as required by the Code. SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION: Three (3) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2024. Terms expiring are: Mona Angel appointed June 12, 2019 for a partial term, Kris Stewart reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out) and one vacant position. The Senior Citizen Commission is a seven member board. The Senior Citizen Commission shall conduct public hearings to gather information and thereafter make recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding services for Senior Citizens which include, without limitation: Policies and plans for the development and operation of programs and services for the benefit of Senior Citizens within the City; policies and plans for developing programs and services in cooperation with other public and private agencies which would benefit Senior Citizens; and such matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council. TRAFFIC & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION: Two (2) appointments to be made for three- year terms ending March 1, 2024. Terms expiring are: Charles Lisherness (Cardiff) reappointed March 14, 2018 for Term 2 (termed out) and one vacant position (Olivenhain). The Traffic and Public Safety Commission is a seven member board with five members representing each of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, and Olivenhain; and two (2) members representing the community at-large. Applicants must have resided as a registered voter in either Cardiff or Olivenhain for no less than six months prior to appointment and maintain residency and voter registration in Cardiff or Olivenhain while serving on the Commission. Applicants for the community at-large appointments must be a registered voter of the City of Encinitas. The Traffic and Public Safety Commission shall study and report to the City Council upon any matter referred to it by the City Council. The Traffic & Public Safety Commission shall have advisory responsibility in regards to traffic issues and public safety. It is the duty of this Commission to serve as a liaison between the public and the City Council, and to conduct analysis and provide recommendations to the City Council on matters related to the circulation of motorized vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles, and on matters related to public safety. The scope of the commission’s role with respect to public safety includes but is not limited to traffic safety, emergency response for fire, medical and other crises, as well as the City’s efforts to control and reduce criminal activities of all types. The Commission may conduct informational and educational meetings, prepare reports and analyses, and work with fire, marine safety, ambulance, and sheriff personnel. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Department at 760-633-2601. 12/11/2020 CN 24999 Trustee Sale No. F20-00078 Notice Of Trustee’s Sale Loan No. 180271001 Title Order No. 2156466-05 You Are In Default Under A Deed Of Trust Dated 07/24/2014 And More Fully Described Below. Unless You Take Action To Protect Your Property, It May Be Sold At A Public Sale. If You Need An Explanation Of The Nature Of The Proceedings Against You, You Should Contact A Lawyer. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashiers check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (payable to Assured Lender Services, Inc.), will be held by a duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in
the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, legal fees and costs, charges and expenses of the undersigned trustee (“Trustee”) for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor(s): Villagio Carlsbad Cottages LLC, a California limited liability company Recorded: recorded on 07/28/2014 as Document No. 2014-0318143 and modified by that certain Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 08/24/2015 as Document No. 2015-0446778 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California; Date of Sale: 01/04/2021 at 10:30AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by the statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020 Amount of
unpaid balance and other charges: $1,771,279.82 The purported property address is: 3044 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Legal Description The Land Referred To Herein Below Is Situated In The City Of Carlsbad, County Of San Diego, State Of California, And Is Described As Follows: Lots 13 And 14 In Subdivision Of A Portion Of Tract 106, Carlsbad Lands, In The City Of Carlsbad, County Of San Diego, State Of California, According To Map Thereof No. 1710, Filed In The Office Of The County Recorder Of San Diego County, December 09, 1919. Assessors Parcel No. 203-297-04-00 The beneficiary under the Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell Under Deed of Trust (the “Notice of Default and Election to Sell”). The undersigned caused the Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice To Potential Bidders: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. Notice To Property Owner: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (877)4404460 or visit this Internet Web site www.mkconsultantsinc. com, using the file number assigned to this case F20-00078. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet
Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Notice To Tenant: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction, if conducted after January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (877)440-4460 or visit this internet website site www. mkconsultantsinc.com, using the file number assigned to this case F20-00078 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid, by remitting the funds and affidavit described in Section 2924m(c) of the Civil Code, so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase.* Notice To Potential Bidders: We Require Certified Funds At Sale By Cashier’s Check(S) Payable Directly To “Assured Lender Services, Inc.” To Avoid Delays In Issuing The Final Deed. The Property Covered In This Action Includes All Such Real Property And The Personal Property In Which The Beneficiary Has A Security Interest Described Herein And In Exhibit “A” Attached Hereto, Respectively, It Being The Election Of The Current Beneficiary Under The Deed Of Trust To Cause A Unified Sale To Be Made Of Said Real And Personal Property In Accordance With The Provisions Of Section 2924f(B)(2) Of The California Civil Code. Date: 12/2/2020 Assured Lender Services, Inc. /s/ Cherie Maples, Vice President of Trustee Operations Assured Lender Services, Inc. 111 Pacifica Suite 140 Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: (714) 508-7373 Sales Line: (877)440-4460 Sales Website: www. mkconsultantsinc.com Reinstatement Line: (714) 5087373 To request reinstatement and/or payoff FAX request to: (714) 505-3831 This Office Is Attempting To Collect A Debt And Any Information Obtained Will Be Used For That Purpose. Exhibit “A” All equipment, fixtures, and other articles of personal property now or hereafter owned by Trustor, and now or hereafter attached or affixed to the Real Property; together with all accessions, parts, and additions to, all replacements of, and all substitutions for, any such property; and together with all proceeds (including without limitation all insurance proceeds and refunds of premiums) from any sale or disposition of the Property. 12/11/2020, 12/18/2020, 12/25/2020 CN 25001
PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): J. DOUGLASS JENNINGS JR., AND PEGGY L. JENNINGS, CO-TRUSTEES U.T.D. NOVEMBER 14, 1985 Recorded: 9/30/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0930803 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California; Date of Sale: 1/4/2021 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by the statue, located at 250 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,425,410.65 The purported property address is: 6152 VIA CANADA DEL OSITO, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 269-183-10-00 Legal Description: Attached as Exhibit “A” PARCEL 1: LOT 157 OF COUNTY OF SAN DEIGO TRACT 3877-2, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 9736, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, JULY 30, 1980. PARCEL 2: AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD PURPOSES OVER THE FOLOWING NAMED STREETS; VIA CANADA DEL OSITO, CIRCA DEL NORTE, VIA DES VALLES, CIRCA DEL CAMPANARIO, AVENIDA CUESTA LOS OSOS, CAMINO DEL PAJERO, AVENIDA FLORESTA, VIA COMPO VERDE, AVENIDA LOMA DEL ORO, CALLE DEL ALCAZAR, AND PASEO HERMOSA REFERRED TO IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FAIRBANKS RANCH, RECORDED JULY 17, 1980 AS FILE NO. 1980-224943 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-863062-SH Order No.: 190960003-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/20/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE
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A16 LEGALS Coast News legals continued from page A15 on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-9390772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www. qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-863062-SH. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: For sales held on or after January 1, 2021, you may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA19-863062-SH to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may
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qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-863062-SH IDSPub #0172837 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/25/2020 CN 25000
be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Feb. 25, 2021; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Division, Probate. Effective November 2, 2020: Appearances must be made by video conferencing, using the free Microsoft Teams application (“MS Teams”) or by calling the department’s teleconference phone number. Please plan to check in 30-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. The department’s MS Teams link, teleconference phone number and additional instructions can be found at www.sdcourt. ca.gov/ProbateVirtualHearings. No personal appearances are allowed until further notice. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Michael G. Abrate 655 University Ave. Ste 230 Sacramento, CA 95825 Telephone: 916.550.2688 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 25006
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DONALD H. LAKE JR. Case # 37-2020-00043603-PR-PLCTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Donald H. Lake Jr.. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Debbie Sue Magistrado in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Debbie Sue Magistrado be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2020-00044458-CUPT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Regina Mae Breunig filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Regina Mae Breunig change to proposed name: Regina Mae McLaney. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: On Jan. 19, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. G-61 of the Superior Court of California, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego CA 92101, Hall of Justice.. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR
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NOTICE INVITING BIDS CITY OF ENCINITAS MacKinnon ADA Sidewalk Improvements (CS20D) Notice is hereby given that the City of Encinitas will receive ELECTRONIC BIDS ONLY, via the on-line bidding service PlanetBids, up to 2:00 p.m., on January 6, 2021. The bid results will be posted on PlanetBids immediately at close of solicitation. WORK TO BE DONE: The work to be done generally includes: The work to be done is located on MacKinnon Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007. The work to be completed involves clearing and grubbing, site preparation, grading, concrete curb & gutter, public & private concrete driveways, concrete sidewalks, asphalt pavement, traffic striping and markings, water meter box and mailbox installations. The Contractor shall complete the proposed work in its entirety. Should any detail or details be omitted from the Contract Documents which are essential to its functional completeness, then it shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to furnish and install such detail or request such details from the City Engineer so that upon completion of the proposed work, the work will be acceptable and ready for use. Engineer’s Estimate - $331,700 LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER: All bids are to be compared on the basis of the City Engineer’s estimate of the quantities of work to be done and the unit prices bid by the bidder. The award of the contract, if it is awarded, will be to the responsive and responsible bidder submitting a Bid whose summation of the base bid and the five additive alternative bids is the lowest. Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 1103, a “Responsible Bidder”, means a bidder who has demonstrated the attributes of trustworthiness, as well as quality, fitness, capacity, and experience to satisfactorily perform this public works contract. OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The website for this advertisement and related documents is PlanetBids (http://www.encinitasca.gov/bids). All bid documents and project correspondence will be posted on the PlanetBids website. It is the responsibility of Proposed Bidders to check the website regularly for information updates and Bid Clarifications, as well as any addenda. To submit a bid, a bidder must be registered with the City of Encinitas as a vendor. To register as a vendor, go to http://www.encinitasca.gov/bids and then proceed to the “Register as a Vendor” link. The City makes no representation regarding the accuracy of Contract Documents received from third party plan rooms and Contractor accepts bid documents from third parties at its own risk. Should contractors choose to pick up project plans and specifications at Plan Rooms, the contractors shall still be responsible for obtaining all addenda for the project and signing and submitting all addendums with their bid. Any contractor that does not acknowledge receipt of all addendums by signing and submitting all addendums with their bid shall be deemed a non-responsive bidder and their bid will be rejected. PREVAILING WAGE: This is a prevailing wage project and prevailing wage rates for this locality and project as determined by the Director of Industrial Relations apply, pursuant to labor code section 1770, et. Seq. A copy of the prevailing wage rates shall be posted on the job site by the contractor. A schedule of prevailing wage rates is available for review at the California Department of Industrial Relations web site found on the internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/ Public-Works/Prevailing-Wage.html. The successful bidder shall be required to pay at least the wage rates set forth in that schedule. Certified Payroll records shall be maintained by the contractor and copies of the certified payroll shall be electronically sent to the Department of Industrial Relations and be delivered to the City at the end of each month during the entire duration of the project. Notice: Subject to exceptions as set forth in Labor Code section 1771.1, contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined by statute, unless it is currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. The City may not accept a bid nor any contract or subcontract entered into without proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. For more information, go to http://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Certified-Payroll-Reporting.html COMPLIANCE WITH LABOR LAWS: The prime contractor shall be responsible for insuring compliance with all applicable provisions of the Labor Code, including, but not limited to, section 1777.5. Please also see INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR BIDDERS in bid documents for additional bid information and requirements. City of Encinitas BY: Edward J. Wimmer, PE City Engineer
END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS 12/11/2020, 12/18/2020 CN 25003 ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT
OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this. Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: Dec. 04, 2020 Lorna Alksne Judge of the Superior Court. 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020, 01/01/2021 CN 25004 NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 217012171 of the business and Professions Code, Section 2382 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code, Solana Beach Storage 545 Stevens Ave Solana Beach, CA 92075 will sell by competitive bidding on 12-26-2020, 11:00 am. Auction to be held online at www.storagetreasures.com. Property to be sold as follows: miscellaneous household goods, personal items, furniture, and clothing belonging to the following: Room # Tenant Name 1. 4461 Jaqueline Zielenski 12/11, 12/18/20 CNS-3422186#
CN 25002 NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien. The Online Auction will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Location of Online Auction: www.storagetreasures. com. Storage address: 2405 Cougar Drive Carlsbad, CA 92010. Terms are CASH ONLY! West Coast Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel the auction. The following units may include, but not limited to electronic items, furniture, & household items, unless otherwise stated. Size 20x10GI 5x10UE 5x5UE 5x5UE 5x5UE 10x5 GL
Name TaLoria Clemon Todd Gray Tejon Randall Bethany Harding David Impson Managers Special
12/04/2020, 12/11/2020 CN 24989 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2020-00042292-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Iuliia Fedorenko filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Iuliia Fedorenko change
to proposed name: Julia Roth. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: On Jan. 05, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 23 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Regional Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE
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NOTICE TO QUALIFIED TRADE CONTRACTORS Subject to conditions prescribed by the undersigned, Balfour Beatty Construction invites subcontractors to submit simultaneous prequalification criteria along with bids for the following project: MiraCosta College Community College, Oceanside, CA MiraCosta Community College Project # 04208 BALFOUR BEATTY JOB NUMBER: 16513001 Bids for a “BEST VALUE” Trade subcontract are invited from ALL TRADES LISTED BELOW (hereinafter “Subcontractors”) for the following work: BP #11- Site Utilities BP #12- Site Asphalt Paving **Balfour Beatty is the Design-Build Contactor for this MiraCosta Community College Project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: 27 Acre site to be completely improved with new 600+ stall parking lot, Three new buildings and new site amenities. Balfour Beatty/HMC are the Design-Build Entity (DBE) for this MiraCosta CCD project and was selected through a previous recruitment. BBC is responsible for bidding and awarding all subsequent subcontractor packages, including this package. The successful Subcontractor Bidder shall sign a Subcontract Agreement directly with Balfour Beatty and shall be bound by all the terms of the contract between District and DBE. Refer to “DOCUMENT 00500 Design-Build Prime Contract”, which contains the contract between the District and DBE, attached to the subcontract bidding documents.*This Solicitation is for the Parking Lot Phase Only* BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Bidding Documents will be available beginning on December 10, 2020 electronically: https://bbcus.egnyte.com/fl/qb5mSkKQmS BID DEADLINE: Bids will be received via electronic submission or physically delivered only at the following location: Balfour Beatty Construction 10620 Treena Street #300 San Diego, CA 92131 Submit via electronically to: Tsteele@bbus.com and must be received at or before:
2:00 pm, December 23, 2020 MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: One (1) Pre-Bid Conferences will be conducted, of which attendance at one (1) is mandatory, on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:00 am. Only Subcontractor bidders who participate in the Conference in its entirety will be allowed to bid on the Project. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: The successful Bidder will be required to have a current and active contractor’s license required to perform the scope indicated in the respective Bid Package at the time of submission of the Bid: Balfour Beatty and MiraCosta College encourage the participation of Small, Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned and Service/Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (S/D/M/W/DVBE’s) and are committed to promote a diverse pool of firms for our building programs. The work described in the contract is a public work subject to section 1771 of the California Labor Code. No contractor or subcontractor, regardless of tier, may be listed on a Bid for, or engage in the performance of, any portion of this project, unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and 1771.1. Contractors and subcontractors must use the DIR’s upgraded electronic certified payroll reporting (eCPR) system to furnish certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner. Contractors and subcontractors who have been submitting PDF copies of their CPRs for earlier projects must also begin using the new system. ALL CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (DIR) AT BID TIME. Go to http//www.dir.ca.gov/public-works/publicworks.html for more information and to register. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. 12/11/2020, 12/18/2020 CN 25005
SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT
LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this. Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: Nov 19, 2020 Sim Von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24987
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LINDA ELAINE SWINLAND aka LINDA E. SWINLAND Case# 37-2020-00041882-PR-LACTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise
be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Linda
Elaine Swinland aka Linda E. Swinland. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Micki Everett, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Micki Everett, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Feb. 18, 2021; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503; Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Courthouse, Probate. Effective November 2, 2020: Appearances must be made by video conferencing, using the free Microsoft Teams application (“MS Teams”) or by calling the department’s teleconference phone number. Please plan to check in 30-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. The department’s MS Teams link, teleconference phone number and additional instructions can be found at www.sdcourt. ca.gov/ProbateVirtualHearings. No personal appearances are allowed until further notice. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance
may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jennifer E. Dean Shoup Legal, A Professional Law Corporation 39755 Date St., Ste 203 Murrieta, CA 92563 Telephone: 951.445.4114 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24973 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE #: C20-00072 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BROWN AVENUE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, a California non-profit corporation; MICHAEL J. AFFINITO; AFFINITY LAND AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC., a California corporation; AFFINITO LAND & CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., a California corporation; UNITED HOUSING
FOUNDATION LTD., a California corporation; and DOES 1-25, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NESTOR KARAS. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte. ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar
las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 725 Court St. Martinez CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Daniel A. Muller CSB# 169935 Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Fanucci, 630 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste 100 Danville CA 94526 Telephone: 925.837.0585, 925.838.5985 Date: (Fecha), Jan 10, 2020 Clerk by: (Secretario) S. Gonzalez, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24957
Diego 92057. Mailing Address: PO Box 5466, Oceanside CA 92052. Registrant Information: 1. Yummie Fountains LLC, 4310 Avenida Soledad, Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/20/2015 S/ Rita Lavasanipour, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24994
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019720 Filed: Dec 02, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Nourished & Well. Located at: 1096 Arden Dr., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Nourished & Well LLC, 1096 Arden Dr., Encinitas CA 92024 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/01/2020 S/Jennifer Sinopoli, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020, 01/01/2021 CN 25008 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019163 Filed: Nov 20, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Amalfi Cucina Italiana. Located at: 1035 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Made in Italy, LLC, 1265 Highbluff Ave., San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 08/24/2020 S/Emiljano Muslija, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020, 01/01/2021 CN 25007 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name #2020-9019164 Filed: Nov 20, 2020 with San Diego County Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s) To Be Abandoned: A. Sakata Spa. Located at: 327-A1 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: 718 Avenida Leon, San Marcos CA 92069. The Fictitious Business Name Referred to Above was Filed in San Diego County on: 07/15/2014 and assigned File #2014-019052. The Fictitious Business Name is being Abandoned by: 1. Sakata LLC, 718 Avenida Leon, San Marcos CA 92069. The Business is Conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. S/Jeffrey Shamblin 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24995 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018614 Filed: Nov 07, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Yummie Fountains LLC. Located at: 4310 Avenida Soledad, Oceanside CA San
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019520 Filed: Nov 21, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Polinara. Located at: 2266 Flatiron Way, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Polina Porter, 2266 Flatiron Way, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/01/2020 S/Polina Porter, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24993 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019167 Filed: Nov 20, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. JBMK Media. Located at: 1319 Evergreen Dr., Cardiff CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Julius Gallaron Ayala, 1319 Evergreen Dr., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 09/01/2020 S/Julius Gallaron Ayala, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24992 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019575 Filed: Nov 21, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Artistic Vision. Located at: 4785 Sequoia Pl., Oceanside CA San Diego 92057. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jeanne Marie, 4785 Sequoia Pl., Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jeanne Marie, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24991 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018747 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Le Château De Pierre. Located at: 1760 E Palomar St. #307, Chula Vista CA San Diego 91913. Mailing Address: 750 Otay Lakes Rd. #331, Chula Vista CA 91910. Registrant Information: 1. Cristele Pierre Graham, 1760 E Palomar St. #307, Chula Vista CA 91913. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/2020 S/ Cristele Pierre Graham, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24988 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018773 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Clear Water Projects. Located at: 2229 Crestline Dr., Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. John Salas, 2229 Crestline Dr., Oceanside CA 92054.
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Convenient local COVID-19 testing produces rapid same-day results Carlyle twinkles bright, welcomes first residents CARLSBAD - Do you have plans to travel and need to know if you have COVID-19 fast? A testing site in Carlsbad will get you the results you need fast without ever making you step out of your car. Covid Clinic is a fully certified and compliant COVID-19 testing site that offers expedited and rapid testing for travel at several of its California locations including its Carlsbad site. Patients simply drive up to the testing site and are navigated through the clinic’s course to be tested. There are five different tests to choose from: a Standard Molecular NAAT COVID-19 test, a Rapid Molecular NAAT test, a rapid antigen test, an antibody test and the Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test. Many travel restrictions require a RT-PCR, molecular or NAAT test before arriving to the destination, and the RT-PCR satisfies most travel requirements. Patients receive a nasal swab at the clinic site and receive their results generally within two hours. For the Standard Molecular NAAT COVID-19 test, results are generally reported within two to five days. If patients opt for the rapid
version, they can receive their results in as little as 20 minutes. Current demand for testing may extend that time. Patients can also receive their results in as little as 20 minutes by taking the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test. Antigen tests detect proteins from the virus while the previously mentioned molecular tests detect genetic material from the virus. The COVID-19 Antibody test can be used by patients who want to know if they had the virus at some point without knowing it at the time. Results for this test are generally reported within two to five days. The specimens for the COVID-19 test and the antibody test are collected at the Covid Clinic and then sent to LabCorp for processing, while the rapid COVID-19 test is processed at the testing site. All test results are reported to the county health department. Payment is required up front, however doctor referrals are not required and patients are encouraged to submit their receipts for reimbursement from their insurance companies. To book an appointment in Carlsbad, visit https:// covidclinic.org/carlsbad/.
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Do you have plans to travel and need to know if you have COVID-19 fast? A testing site in Carlsbad will get you the results you need fast without ever making you step out of your car. Covid Clinic is a fully certified and compliant COVID-19 testing site that offers expedited and rapid testing for travel at several of its California locations including its Carlsbad site. Patients simply drive up to the testing site and are navigated through the clinic’s course to be tested. There are five different tests to choose from: a Standard Molecular NAAT COVID-19 test, a Rapid Molecular NAAT test, a rapid antigen test, an antibody test and the Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test. Many travel restrictions require a RT-PCR, molecular or NAAT test before arriving to the destination, and the RT-PCR satisfies most travel requirements. Patients receive a nasal swab at the clinic site and receive their
PATIENTS SIMPLY drive up to the testing site and are navigated through the clinic’s course to be tested. Courtesy photo
results generally within two hours. For the Standard Molecular NAAT COVID-19 test, results are generally reported within two to five days. If patients opt for the rapid version, they can receive their results in as lit-
tle as 20 minutes. Current demand for testing may extend that time. Patients can also receive their results in as little as 20 minutes by taking the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test. Antigen tests detect proteins from the virus
while the previously mentioned molecular tests detect genetic material from the virus. The COVID-19 Antibody test can be used by patients who want to know if they had the virus at some point without knowing it at the time. Results for this test are generally reported within two to five days. The specimens for the COVID-19 test and the antibody test are collected at the Covid Clinic and then sent to LabCorp for processing, while the rapid COVID-19 test is processed at the testing site. All test results are reported to the county health department. Payment is required up front, however doctor referrals are not required and patients are encouraged to submit their receipts for reimbursement from their insurance companies. To book an appointment in Carlsbad, visit ht t ps : / / cov idc l i n ic .org / carlsbad/.
‘Smart’ ways socially distanced families can stay safe, connected during the holidays The holidays are a time when families travel far and wide, or across town, to gather for special dinners, celebrate long-standing traditions and create new memories. This year, social distancing may change how we spend the holidays with family and friends, but smart home devices and technology are helping us stay connected. Here are some ways that smart home devices and technology can help family and friends feel safe WATCH A HOLIDAY movie together virtually. Courtesy photo and connected during the holidays as they social dis- ceive them without making and vacuums to plant holdtance. personal contact with any- ers that use wifi to control one. Cox Communications’ the water and temperature. NO MORE NAUGHTY Homelife security cameras And if any family memPORCH PIRATES can continuously record bers don’t have a device to The holidays are al- based on motion detection, video chat on, now is the ways a popular time for streaming the video feed perfect time to gift them would-be burglars and live to a smartphone or tab- with a new smartphone, naughty porch pirates (who let app so that you can eas- tablet or laptop so they can have even snatched pack- ily see when someone has join in on all the virtual ages from the porch while arrived. festivities. someone was home). Smart locks offer a Convenience remains As more people for- similar convenience, espe- a significant motivator for go traveling home for the cially for those self-isolat- smart home investments, holidays due to social dis- ing or with health condi- so don’t forget about gifting tancing guidelines, they’ll tions that make it harder family with a smart speakrely more on shipping their to answer the door immedi- er to check the news and gifts to family and friends, ately. Cox smart door locks weather or find a favorite which means even more op- work with a smartphone Christmas song. portunity for porch pirates. app so you can unlock the Just make sure you Smart locks and smart front door remotely for have a strong, fast internet cameras connected to the easy and safe deliveries, connection. The average internet let you manage the and minimize interaction household has a dozen widelivery of groceries, gifts with “high-touch" surfaces fi-enabled devices, and that and other important pack- like doorknobs and locks. number is growing. A good ages (like Grandma’s spe internet connection will let cial holiday cookies). ‘SMART’ GIFT GIVING you maximize your smart Don’t leave packages There are many op- home experience. outside longer than you tions on the market for have to. Mount an inter- smart home devices that WATCH A HOLIDAY net-connected camera near will make your loved ones’ MOVIE TOGETHER the front door so you can lives easier and save them VIRTUALLY watch for deliveries and re- time, from wifi crockpots If watching a favorite
holiday movie together has been a family tradition, it doesn’t have to stop just because you’re social distancing. Pick a night for everyone to watch the same movie at the same time. Grab your hot cocoa and blanket and have a FaceTime or Zoom video chat before and after the movie. Cox offers a vast library of movies on demand, including a special holiday category with classics like “Miracle on 34th St” and “A Christmas Story” to “Home Alone.” Just use the Cox Contour voice remote to find the movie you want. AUTOMATION TO SET THE AMBIANCE With Cox, your TV remote doesn’t just change channels. You can use it to control the home automation and security functions of your Cox Homelife service. If you’re using Cox Homelife smart plugs, light bulbs, door locks and thermostats, you can speak commands into your voice remote like “Turn up the heat” and “Dim the lights” as you settle in front of the fireplace for that movie. You can even give commands like “Turn on the tea kettle” and “Lock the front door.” This year, the holidays may look different, but finding creative ways to stay connected, and using technology to make it happen, will help keep the spirit of the season going for you and your loved ones.
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Oceanside clinical trials offer hope to frustrated patients San Diego residents suffering from a variety of medical challenges, from depression to fibromyalgia, have found hope and healing by participating in local clinical trials. They’re among the first to try groundbreaking new experimental medications being tested at regional labs — and the first to potentially benefit. What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are pharmaceutical-funded research efforts carried out at clinical facilities to determine the efficacy and side effects of new, experimental medications such as those in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Oceanside’s Excell Research Institute, founded in 2004 by lifelong friends Dr. Sherry Soefje and Dr. Jelena Kunovac, both psychiatrists with over 25 years of research experience, is one such research facility dedicated to improving the lives of patients through safe and effective medication therapies. This woman-owned clinical research facility conducts ongoing trials into a variety of disorders, such as depression, schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-menopausal hot flashes, Alzheimer’s disease, borderline personality disorder, OCD, bi-polar disorder, postpartum depression, migraines, and insomnia. With studies open anywhere from six months to two years, new studies continually beginning, and studies for conditions like depression and schizophrenia ongoing, there are many opportunities to participate.
generally healthy San Diego-area adults (there’s no upper age limit) with disorder symptoms who are willing to take medication and attend five or more in-person visits. “We have several studies for people for whom nothing else has worked or with disorders for which there isn’t a treatment, such as postpartum depression, borderline personality disorder and hot flashes for post-menopausal women. Our all-female clinicians are a highly-valued resource among our female participants,” Dr. Soefje notes. They also provide three months of aftercare with free access to a psychiatrist and EXCELL RESEARCH is currently conducting clinical research often affordable post-trial studies for the treatment of depression, schizophrenia, in- medication. somnia, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, OCD, fibromyalgia, migraines, What to Expect post-traumatic stress disorder and hot flashes. To particiIntake begins by calling pate, call (760) 758-2222 or visit www.excellresearch.com. to speak personally with one
ments, or without health insurance, this is a chance to receive free cutting-edge experimental medications, financial compensation for every visit, and possibly free blood tests, MRIs, CT scans and transportation assistance. “It’s more than free,” says Dr. Soefje, “because they’re being altruistic, giving back to science, and helping to create treatments that could help their children and grandchildren.” Excell has distinguished itself with excellent research and a uniquely welcoming environment for hopeful patients in the San Diego area. “People like to continue working with us because of their positive experience,” says Dr. Soefje. “They’re ofBenefits of Participating in ten surprised to walk into our award-winning, comfortClinical Trials For people who’ve tried able facility instead of a clinother unsuccessful treat- ical chemistry lab. Our small
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glers Foundation is hosting a Toys for Tots and canned food drive from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15. This will be a drive up and drop off at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside. Bring canned goods for the military families in need at Camp Pendleton and new unwrapped toys (no guns) for Toys for Tots. Visit OSAnglers.org.
na Beach residents to serve on commissions including Budget & Finance, Climate Action, Parks & Recreation and Public Arts View Assessment. Applications are being accepted until 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2021. More Information, applications, and contacts at cityofsolanabeach.org, at City Hall, 635 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, or call ITALY FOR CHRISTMAS (858) 720-2400. Register now at icc-sd. org for the Italian CulturHOLIDAY CRAFTS al Center's Italian classes Join the Escondido with levels from beginning Public Library Teen Ser- Italian for Travelers to Advices Librarian and build a vanced Conversation and paper Gingerbread House Italian Regions. For the and other craft instruction winter quarter, all classes 10 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. begin the first week of JanPick up your craft kit at uary and will again be held the Youth Services Desk, at online. 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, and follow the included instructions or watch the video on the YouTube chan- DONATE FOR CASA KIDS nel @EscondidoLibrary. Kit Casa de Amparo hosts available beginning Dec. 14, its annual Holiday Donation while supplies last. Center on Dec. 16 through Dec. 18, and Dec. 21 online at casadeamparo.org/ holiday-donation-center/ or ANGLERS’ TOY, FOOD DRIVE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oceanside Senior An- Donation Center, 250 North
staff and slower pace also give candidates and participants more face-to-face time with clinicians.” Clinical Trial Risks Successful clinical studies are controlled for a placebo affect which is when the results of a medication are impacted by the expectation that it will be effective. Controlling these studies means that not all participants will receive active medication. Symptoms for placebo group participants could remain the same or worsen. The risk of side effects is also higher for those taking the active medication. For many participants, the possibility of relief from their condition, and the financial and altruistic benefits, are worth the risk. Who’s Eligible? Ideal candidates
of Excell’s staff members. After a brief eligibility intake, callers can ask any questions they have. Consent forms with all the study information are then completed followed by an in-office visit. Excell then submits the candidate’s information to the sponsoring pharmaceutical company and awaits final approval. To learn more about how you could benefit from participating in a clinical trial, call (760) 758-2222 or visit excellresearch.com.
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City Drive, Suite 109, San will continue the work supMarcos. porting Del Mar Village’s businesses. CAMP AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
Have a beachside staycation with RV Camping at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Full hookups are available a short walk from Del Mar’s beaches. The cost per space is $40 per night. Payment must be in cash, or by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Approximately 58 spaces with hookups for water, electricity and sewage are available at no extra charge, but are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are allowed to stay for a maximum of 30 days.
SEASONAL SIP AND SAVOR
The Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) invites you to sip and savor and give back to help support local businesses with Viewpoint Brewing Co. Tickets at eventbrite.com/e/ holiday-with-a-view-tickets-126848522345 include a five-course meal, beer and wine pairings. Menu at https://viewpointbrewing. com/. A donation to DMVA
SEND A SONG THIS HOLIDAY
Send a Singing Holiday Gram from the San Diego Chorus this year. The group offers three seasonal Christmas or Hanukkah four-part harmony a cappella songs, one for $59 and three for $149. For more information, visit SanDiegoChorus.org.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Vista Village and Plaza Paseo Real, in Carlsbad have partnered with PictureMeSanta.com to offer shoppers a way to capture photos with Santa from home. Participants take a photo at home against a white backdrop, upload the digital photo to https : / / PictureMeSanta. com, then select their digital photo package. Vista offers a $5 discount on Santa photo packages using coupon code: SANTAVV at checkout. Plaza Paseo Real is also offering the $5 discount using coupon code: SANTAPPR at checkout. For details, visit https:// PictureMeSanta.com.
GRINDING OR CLENCHING of the teeth is a common reaction to increased levels of stress Courtesy photo
Feeling stressed? You may have accelerated tooth wear It’s no surprise that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone, but did you know that with more stress comes more wear on your teeth? Grinding or clenching of the teeth is a common reaction to increased levels of stress according to Dr. Mark Galli, an Encinitas dentist. Most of the time it’s happening at night, which means many people aren’t even aware that they’re doing it. “Unless they have symptoms, most people think they don’t grind their teeth,” Dr. Galli said. “But whether you know it or not, most of us do a little bit of clenching and grinding, especially in stressful times like these.” Symptoms of grinding or clenching teeth may include headaches, sore muscles or jaws and cracked or broken teeth. One of the most common signs is less obvious: tooth wear. Like tires on a car, which wear slowly or quickly depending on how you drive, tooth wear can happen at different rates and can be hard to see until it is too late. Most of the time small chips on the front or back teeth can signal a bigger issue. “Like cracks in a windshield, cracks in teeth never get smaller,” Dr. Galli said. And though a patient may not have a cracked tooth yet, it’s wise to address wear or a grinding problem sooner rather than later. “If you wait until you see or feel something is wrong with your tooth, the problem is usually advanced,” Dr. Galli said. “Seeing the dentist regularly to evaluate wear patterns and the function of your teeth should be part of a regular check-up.” If he sees evidence of damage, he will take closeup photos and discuss options to repair the issue and limit future incidences. Treatment could be as simple as a custom made guard to wear at night. “We always recommend getting
a custom made guard that fits the teeth well and has been adjusted to function properly,” Dr. Galli said. Even if an over-thecounter night guard seems to fit well, it cannot be adjusted to protect the joint and muscles in function. Over the counter or online nightguards can actually make the problem worse. Sometimes, if the patient has more wear or chipping that is visible, a rebuild of the teeth and bite is appropriate so they look and function properly. When Dr. Galli rebuilds teeth, he restores the proper bite and function which protects the other teeth, jaw muscles and joints. It also improves how the mouth looks as well. Though some people may think their teeth aren’t very worn today, Dr. Galli’s concern is the future. “They may not have symptoms today, but if the wear is there, what I’m really concerned about is what their mouth will look like 10 years from now,” Dr. Galli said. Other people are hesitant because of their age or they are concerned that it will look artificial. “A properly done rebuild appears age-appropriate and not obvious,” Dr. Galli explained. “It should be subtle, beautiful, comfortable and feel very natural.” It is rarely “too late” for you to have your teeth restored, and many of his rebuild patients have been in their 50s, 60s and even 70s. “It gives them a restart on their mouth,” Dr. Galli said. “Twenty or thirty more years of good meals and looking great will definitely improve your quality of life.” Galli said it’s common for patients who complete rebuilds to wish they would have done it 10 years earlier. To schedule an appointment to see if you have tooth wear, call 760-943-1449 or visit h t t p s : / / g a l l i d d s . c o m /.
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Dogs shed winter coats Please enjoy a Small Talk column from March 5, 2009.
Escondido schools back to virtual plan By Staff
ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Union School District has temporarily suspended all in-person instruction effective Dec. 8, requiring all students to continue virtual-only instruction at home. During the next several weeks, students will follow the district's virtual hybrid model schedule, according to a district statement. In-person classes are expected to resume on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The suspension of in-person instruction is not related to the state’s new three-week Stay Home Order. “This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, as well as out of a commitment to providing a rigorous educational program for our students. We know this decision directly impacts our families, we know that it’s far from ideal, but this was the right decision at this time,” said Luis Rankins-Ibarra, EUSD superintendent. “The operational efficiency of our schools is essential to the safety and health of our students and staff, which has been and will continue to be my top priority.” Once a positive case is confirmed, extensive conTURN TO SCHOOLS ON B6
SAN MARCOS Brewery & Grill, the first micro-brewery in North County, is permanently closing after 27 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of San Marcos Brewery
San Marcos brewery to close after 27 years By Tigist Layne
SAN MARCOS – San Marcos Brewery & Grill recently announced that they are permanently shutting their doors after a 27-year run in the Old California Restaurant Row shopping center in San Marcos due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular North County brewery made the announcement on Nov. 19 with a short post on their Facebook page: “Well, the time has come. With the restrictions of COVID-19 and the purple tier, the Brewery has suspended its operations. We’ve had a good 27-year run and now it’s time to call it... done. Thank you all for the support through the years. We wish you well. Cheers to a better year! 2021.” The post has more than a hundred comments of residents expressing their
sadness and frustration over having to say goodbye to a staple of their community, one which many have grown up with. The brewery, which
we should be cautiously opening up everything and applying safety protocols across the board and then figuring out strategically what we need to do to help
We’re at a really difficult point in time and our state leaders really need to pay attention.” Rebecca Jones Mayor of San Marcos
opened in 1993 at 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., was known for being the first micro-brewery in North County where its brewers produced English-style ales and oatmeal stout beers. “They couldn’t hold on any longer… we’re at a really difficult point in time and our state leaders really need to pay attention,” San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones said. “I believe that
businesses become successful if they are having issues.” Other businesses have also permanently closed down their San Marcos locations due to financial difficulties caused by the pandemic including Phil’s BBQ, Slater’s 50/50, Perks Coffee House and more. The city might see even more businesses close their doors as San
Diego County just entered a three-week stay-at-home order as of late Sunday night due to a decrease in ICU beds across Southern California. The order temporarily closes a number of businesses, including on-site dining, even outdoors, at restaurants, breweries and wineries. Hair salons and barbershops, personal care services, museums and zoos, movie theaters, and indoor recreational facilities will also have to close. Elected leaders across North County, including Mayor Jones, have recently been vocal about their frustrations with the new stay-at-home order and some businesses may even refuse to comply with the new order. The state order will be lifted after three weeks if the region’s ICU capacity rises to 15% or higher.
on’t start with me about having no seasons out here. This year, even Southern Californians could tell when it was winter. I had to actually scrape ice off my windshield three times. Harsh. Oh sure, I wasn’t standing in 10 degrees with a wind chill factor while I did it, but still, for these parts, it was a very nippy winter. Even without the ice, I had several clear indications. First, I am already through two-thirds of the cord of firewood we bought in mid-December. Second, I’m afraid to open my gas and electric bill. Third, I am sick to death of every sweater I own. My fourth clear signal actually doubled as one of the first bellwhethers of spring. I didn’t really notice my dogs putting on an even thicker coat of fur to cope with the unusually cold temperatures, until this week. Along with the serene sound of the first mourning doves, the beasts began to shed. Suddenly, all the black wool I have been wearing became mohair. I was wading through sixinch drifts of dog fur. I went through six lint rollers in a week and still couldn’t get out the door unfluffed. On Saturday, I lost it. I flew into a multi-pronged cleaning frenzy. In desperation mode, I bathed both dogs, only to find this released more hair. I spent an extra 15 minutes per dog, just scraping TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B4
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Rancho Coastal Humane Society rescues 23 dogs from Mexico By City News Service
ENCINITAS — The Rancho Coastal Humane Society took in 23 puppies, adolescent, and adult dogs from the Mexican state of Sonora last week — the latest in a series of lifesaving transports from Rescue Fenix in Obregon, working hand-in-paw with the humane society and Greater Good Charities. “These dogs were rescued from the streets and taken to the Rescue Fenix shelter,’’ said John Van Zante, RCHS spokesman. “They live in outdoor colony kennels. The puppies and smaller dogs compete for food with every other dog. Many of them would not survive if they were not taken in by Rescue Fenix then transferred out of there.’’ The dogs began their 17 hour ride to Tijuana early Friday morning.
Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. SPEECH TREK
The American Association of University Women Del Mar-Leucadia Branch invites all local high school students to compete in Speech Trek, a speech competition. Contestants create a 5-to-6-minute speech on “Has social media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?” Deadline to apply is Dec. 21. The local live virtual competition via Zoom will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021 with a $500 prize for first place. Contact AAUW Del Mar-Leucadia Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply for the contest. SUPPORT NCRT
Designer and technical director, Marty Burnett has been creating memorable theater sets for North Coast Repertory Theatre since 1992. In fact, had it not been for Covid-19, he would have designed and built his 200th consecutive set for a live audience by now, a national record. NCRT is offering a one-of-aBURNETT kind mug, designed by Marty Burnett, to anyone who donates $200 or more by Dec. 31 to raise money. The Board of Directors has agreed to match all donations made by Dec. 31 up to $50,000. POST-VIRUS PLASMA NEEDED
San Diego Blood Bank was one of the first blood banks in the country to begin collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma. In
NEARLY TWO dozen dogs were rescued from Sonora, Mexico, in a Dec. 5 transport from Rescue Fenix in Obregon to Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. Photo courtesy of Rancho Coastal Humane Society
They crossed the border early this morning and then got some rest at the home of a Rescue Fenix volunteer in Escondido.
The dogs are scheduled to be transferred to RCHS in Encinitas on Saturday morning. Rescue Fenix volunteer Georgina
addition to supplying local hospitals, San Diego Blood Bank has supported surge centers and other blood banks across the country. Plasma donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19 are needed to help others who are currently fighting the virus. Anyone previously diagnosed with COVID-19 can sign up at sandiegobloodbank.org/donateplasma.
cluded African-American and Latinx smokers, as racial and ethnic minority groups tend to experience higher rates of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality even when they smoke at the same rates as other groups.
Larry Ward, of Oceanside and a senior at El Camino High School, was awarded the Wildcat Scholarship, an $8,500-peryear scholarship for four years and accepted into Culver-Stockton College’s incoming class for the fall 2021 semester. SHOP SURF MUSEUM
The California Surf Museum exhibit hall is again closed due to the pandemic, but you can Shop the Museum Store, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, in person or online. With your purchase of $50 or more, get the book “The Pipeline: deep inside the world’s most respected wave” by Surfline for free. CSM members be sure to call in your order to receive your 10% discount. PROF PUBLISHED BY AMA
Dr. Kim Pulvers, a professor of psychology at Cal State University San Marcos, is one of the experts behind new national research offering significant evidence that a new type of electronic cigarette is less damaging to health than traditional cigarettes. Pulvers was the principal investigator of a study published Nov. 18 in the American Medical Association journal JAMA Network Open on the world’s first randomized clinical trial of fourth-generation “pod” e-cigarettes. The research shows that, in the short term, e-cigarettes are substantially safer than combustible cigarettes. The clinical trial in-
Parsa, who lives in Escondido, will complete the transfer. “Our Medical team will perform examinations before the dogs are settled into their new kennels with food, water, and their first soft bedding,’’ said Judi Sanzo, RCHS president. “Some of them will go into foster care with trained RCHS volunteers. In the coming days the dogs will receive more extensive exams, vaccinations, medical treatment including spay or neuter, and each dog will be micro chipped before becoming available for adoption.’’ Sanzo said the relationship between Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Rescue Fenix is new, but it’s already proven successful. “From the first transfer, we were told that the dogs and puppies who ar-
rived here would not have survived if we had not taken them. That’s how important this is. Together — we save lives,’’ Sanzo said.
should select either Arch Health or Graybill as their medical group. Copays, deductibles and insurance premiums will not be affected by the merger, although it may reduce cost of care in the long-term.
that generate memory T-cells, which are critical for maintaining long-term immunity during acute and chronic infections and can be suppressed in cancer. Saghatelian is a professor in the Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology and holds the Dr. Frederik Paulsen Chair. He is being recognized for his work identifying new proteins and fats in cells and determining how they are controlled and might be targeted in therapies.
SALK PROFESSORS HONORED MEDICAL GROUPS MERGE
Two of San Diego County North Inland medical groups, Graybill and Arch Health, have merged to create Palomar Health Medical Group, effective Dec. 1. Patients will now have access to a broader network of providers, able to collaborate on the best care plan, and continue seeing their same physicians in the same offices. To reduce confusion, Palomar Health Medical Group will not show up as an option during open enrollment and patients
Salk Professors Susan Kaech, of Del Mar, and Alan Saghatelian have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Kaech is the director of the NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis and holds the NOMIS Chair. She has been selected as a AAAS Fellow for her contributions to immunology by identifying genes and signaling molecules
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NEW OMWD BOARD MEMBER
Kristie Bruce-Lane was sworn as Olivenhain Municipal Water District's newest board director. Voters in OMWD’s Division 4 — consisting of the communities of 4S Ranch, Rancho Cielo, Elfin For-
registered microchip. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to SDpets.org. est, and Harmony Grove — selected Bruce-Lane as their representative to the board of directors in the Nov. 3 general election. AQUARIUM PROGRAMS
From the generosity of donors — including Price Philanthropies, The Pincus Family Foundation and the Illumina Corporate Foundation — Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is able to offer 600 free virtual programs to local Title 1 schools this year. Scholarships for free virtual programs are available for San Diego County schools in need through an online application at https://aquariu m .uc sd .edu / te ac hers / online-learning /virtualyouth-and-school-group prog ra ms /fina ncia l-a idyouth-and-school.
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Blakespear elected to chair SANDAG board of directors By City News Service
LOCAL ARTIST Karma Reclusado’s cartoon elves smile from the front window of Vista Vilage Pub on Main Street in Vista. Photo by Steve Puterski
Artist’s elves bring holiday cheer to Vista shops By Steve Puterski
VISTA — Painted elves appear on the windows of businesses in downtown Vista as part of the nonprofit Backfence Society’s latest public art initiative featuring the talents of local artist Karma Reclusado. While the project is her first official commissioned work, Reclusado, 23, has approached it with enthusiasm. Using satin indoor acrylic paint, she transforms local business owners and employees into festive elves on storefront windows. And the program is gaining momentum. Wavelength Brewery features a pair of elves resembling the film characters “Jay and Silent Bob” on its front window. The local brewery has also requested elves dressed up as
members of a Scandinavian metal band. Reclusado also painted several family generations — from grandparents to grandchildren — on the
It puts people in the mood for the season, which I think we need more than ever.” Sarah Spinks President,BackfenceSociety
window of the Children's Paradise Preschool headquarters downtown. “I’ve been enjoying it so far, and I think it’s a really wonderful idea,” Reclusado said. Sarah Spinks, president of the Backfence So-
ciety, said the program is a way to bring spirit and joy to the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As an artist, Spinks said Reclusado is a perfect fit. Reclusado’s style is reminiscent of 1950s advertising campaigns with a modern twist — a mix between vintage illustrations, comic books and graphic novels. Once the program gained momentum, the City of Vista requested Reclusado’s paintings for its holiday promotion, “Selfie with an Elfie,” as part of Discover Vista’s holiday decorations. Discover Vista held an online fundraiser earlier this year, which allowed the nonprofit society to purchase decorations such as lights and ribbons for wrapping lighat poles. “It puts people in the mood for the season, which I think we need more than
ever,” Spinks said. “This has been really fun. This is an opportunity for art and artists. It’s a win-win-win. Art connecting business.” Both Spinks and Reclusado said the public response to the art project has been positive and uplifting. Reclusado said several local business owners have requested elves for their storefronts, and residents have inquired about featuring artwork in their homes. She said it’s been a great way to grow her business and network through gathering social media contacts. “In my spare time, I do art almost every day,” Reclusado said. “I’ve never done it on glass, but I tried before getting into it and it seemed pretty easy. The first day … I could tell it was going to be a bigger experience.”
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REGION — The San Diego Association of Governments’ board unanimously elected its new chair Dec. 4, elevating current Vice Chair and Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear to the regional transportation planning agency’s top spot. Blakespear will begin her new role on Jan. 1 and will serve for two years. The election for the position of vice chair will be conducted at a future meeting. “I am humbled by the kind words said today by the board members and the speakers, and I will strive to the best of my ability to live up to expectations,” said Blakespear following the vote. “SANDAG is a vital forum for our local leaders to come together to make regional decisions about where people live, how they travel, and how we sustain the environment now and in the future. Being unanimously chosen by my elected peers to chair this organization is a true honor,” she said. Blakespear takes the helm at a busy time, as the Regional Plan will be determined at the end of 2021 and the new extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley will open about the same time. In 2022, the agency will begin implementing the Regional Plan and will work with regional, state and federal leaders and advocates on funding challenges. She succeeds Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, who has served as SANDAG Chair since December 2018. Vaus' last meeting as chair will be later this month. “It has truly been a pleasure working alongside Mayor Blakespear. We have worked through every issue together and I know she will do a terrific job,” Vaus said. “SANDAG is uniquely positioned to address some of the most complex issues facing our region, and it has been an honor to lead the agency for the last two years and to hand the reins over to Mayor Blakespear.” Blakespear has served as vice chair since 2018, working with Vaus on a
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off excess fur while they were still wet and soapy, scooping up pile after pile from the drain cover. My foolish sense of victory lasted until the next morning, when my golden retriever brushed against my bathrobe, leaving a solid mat of hair. I dropped everything and gave them both another 10 minutes with the brush. The results were identical to the shower. I truly expected to hit bare dog skin. Once that was done, I broke out the vacuum, and the real madness began. Everywhere I looked, I found dog hair, which led to a progressive vacuuming of the entire house, furniture, pillows, rugs, over, under and into every crevice I
number of issues including the Regional Planning Committee, the Regional Housing Needs Assessment Subcommittee and the Airport Connectivity Subcommittee. Several members of the SANDAG Board echoed Vaus’ support for Blakespear. “I appreciate all the work you have done as vice chair,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “Never been afraid to tackle the tough issues when it came to housing and supporting new initiatives. Her bipartisan approach is always appreciated, and I think that is how our region succeeds. I think we will be in good hands in the coming year under Catherine’s leadership.” Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara, the chair of the board's nominating committee, put forward Blakespear’s nomination for the chair. “Every once in a while, you find somebody who is so qualified there really is no other choice. I am pleased to report that the nominating committee feels that way about Mayor Blakespear,” McNamara said. “We are all trying to come to a common purpose — you need a unique person, someone who is committed to the common good and who understands that everyone should have a voice. We have that person in Catherine.” Blakespear has been a member of the SANDAG Board since January 2017 after being elected Encinitas Mayor in November 2016. She was re-elected to a third term as Mayor last month. could find. As these things always go, while vacuuming, I spotted a disgustingly sticky coffee table, dirt and dog hair in the sliding glass doors, a fireplace overflowing with ashes and a heap of wet towels from yesterday’s dog baths. This led to additional wiping down, shoveling, scraping, sweeping and scrubbing, plus three loads of laundry. And not just any laundry, but the sloppy towel laundry that always goes off center when the spin cycle hits. I spent hours redistributing soggy towels seeking centrifugal perfection. Were I truly resourceful, I would have spent all that energy on figuring out a way to make dog hair into fireplace logs.
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Odd Files The Continuing Crisis
James Dixon, 29, of Chicago was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a Thanksgiving get-together ended in the death of Vincell Jackson, 52, the host’s boyfriend, police said. In the early hours of Nov. 27, prosecutors said, an argument broke out after Dixon used his bare hands to help himself to holiday meal leftovers, and Jackson “forcefully escorted him to the home’s front door,” the Chicago Tribune reported. Assistant State’s Attorney Susie Bucaro said the altercation moved out to the front porch, where a witness found Jackson stabbed nine times. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, and Dixon was arrested eight hours later, Bucaro said, with a blood-covered knife in his possession. [Chicago Tribune, 11/29/2020] Names in the News
— After more than 1,000 years, the Austrian town of F—king is getting a new name, The Local reported. English-speaking tourists have had a field day snapping selfies with city signs, even stealing them, and the 100 residents of modern-day F— king have had enough. According to the minutes of a municipal council meeting published on Nov. 16, the town will change its name to Fugging as of Jan. 1. “I can confirm that the village is being renamed,” said Andrea Holzner, mayor of the surrounding municipality. “I really don’t want to say
anything more.” [The Lo- deserts of Utah has made cal, 11/28/2020] headlines all around the world. — A newly elected It also seems to have local councilman in Om- attract-ed imitators, inpundja, Namibia, is as- cluding one in Romania’s suring constituents that mountainous Neamt rehe has no plans for world gion. domination, despite his The 9-foot-tall metunfortu-nate name: Uuno- al structure mysteriously na Adolf Hitler. appeared on Nov. 27 and The 54-year-old, who vanished on Dec. 1, leavprefers to be called Mr. ing “just a small hole covUunona, told a German ered by rocky soil,” a local news website that his fa- reporter told Reuters. “An ther named him without unidentified person, apan understanding of the parently a bad local weldNazi leader, Sky News re- er, made it.” ported. Georgiana Mosu, a Namibia is a former spokeswoman for the loGerman colony, so many cal police, said officers are streets, places and people investigating the incident have German names. because the monolith was “It was a perfectly placed in a protected arnormal name for me when chaeologi-cal area. [ReuI was a kid,” Uunona said. ters, 12/1/2020] [Sky News, 12/3/2020] — Germany has also experienced a recent Cliches Come to Life After a heated argu- monolith mystery, acment with his wife in late cording to the Associated November, a 48-year-old Press. Local media in southunnamed man from Como, Italy, stepped outside ern Germany reported the to walk it off and kept disap-pearance on Nov. 30 on walking until he was of a wooden phallus sculpstopped a week later by ture about 7 feet tall that police officers patrolling inexplicably appeared on after curfew in Gimarra, Gruenten Mountain sevmore than 260 miles away, eral years ago and had Oddity Central reported. became a destination for The man said he had hikers and tourists, even walked the entire way, appearing on Google Maps without using any other as a “cultural monument.” But over the weekend, modes of transportation and relied on the kindness someone chopped it down, of strangers for food and leaving only a pile of sawdrink. “I’m fine. I’m just a dust. Police in the town of Kempten are investilittle tired,” he said. His wife, who had gating. [Associated Press, reported him missing, 11/30/2020] picked him up the next day, but had to pay a fine Turnabout Is Fair Play of almost $500 for his vioAn unnamed hunter lation of the curfew. [Odd- near the Czech Repubity Central, 12/3/2020] lic village of Horni Plana contacted police in late November after a deer Speaking of ... — The recent unex- startled by the man’s dogs plained appearance of charged him, snagging his a silver monolith in the .22-caliber rifle on its antlers before running into
the woods, United Press International reported. The gun was unloaded, and police said another hunter saw the stag more than a half-mile away with the rifle still hanging from its antlers. [United Press International, 11/25/2020] Sounds Like a Fairy Tale
Police in Kansas City, Kansas, responded to a call on Nov. 27 from a man who said he returned home around 4 p.m. that day to find a stranger in his house. The unnamed suspect was wearing the victim’s clothing, had made a sandwich and cooked and ate ramen noodles, and when police arrived, was fast asleep in the victim’s bed, Fox4 reported. The man was arrested and booked into the Wyandotte County Jail, where the beds surely were too hard. [Fox4, 11/29/2020] Least Competent Criminal
Daniel M. Rizza, 20, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, driving a gray Audi SUV, ran out of gas on Nov. 27 and called state police to ask for help, but when he was told a trooper would be responding, he abruptly said he’d changed his mind and hung up, according to court documents. WTAJ reported the trooper responding to the call learned en route that a gray Audi had been reported stolen nearby earlier in the day, and after a check of the SUV’s make, model, identification number and registration, he arrested Rizza, who was charged with a felony count of receiving stolen property. [WTAJ, 11/30/2020] Awesome!
An unnamed North Korean man in his late
Chaplain-service dog teams offer firefighters emotional support By City News Service
REGION — Three newly activated teams of chaplains certified as handlers of specially trained service dogs will offer added emotional support services to the employees of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the agency announced today. “We are excited to introduce our three canines,'' San Diego Fire Chief Colin Stowell said. “They are highly trained and available to our employees for emotional support in dealing with traumatic or emotionally challenging incidents. ... Using canines has proven successful in so many other areas, and we know these dogs will fit right in with our fire family.” The SDFRD Crisis Response Canine program will be administered by chaplains Debi Arnold, Dan Guarrero and Betsy Salzman, making use of the skills of their dogs, Ty, Bodie and Genoa. Ty is a 6-year-old mini goldendoodle owned, trained and handled by Arnold, who bought him when he was 12 weeks old. They
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have two years' experience with a local trauma intervention program. Bodie, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, was trained and placed by Next Step Service Dogs, which prepares canines for active-duty military personnel, veterans and first responders who have post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. The total cost for Bodie and his training was about $17,000. Guarrero is responsible for the dog’s ongoing costs, such as food and veterinary bills, with support from the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. Genoa is a 2-year-old Labrador retriever who lives with and is handled by Salzman. They have visited a variety of SDFRD facilities and supported personnel at emergency incidents. Salzman is responsible for Genoa’s ongoing costs, with support from the firefighters’ foundation. Bodie, Genoa and Ty are certified through Next Step Service Dogs, an Assistance Dogs International accredited organization.
20s told officials his training as a gymnast enabled him to jump almost 10 feet high over a fence on Nov. 3 to escape into South Korea, National Public Radio reported. After crossing the fence, the man evaded capture for about 14 hours before being detained by South Korean soldiers, whom he told he wanted to defect. Skeptical officials made him jump the same height again twice to help prove his story. Amazing-ly, he successfully avoided land mines and sensors around the border. [NPR, 11/25/2020] Tis the Season
— An animal rescue worker in Adelaide, Australia, thought she was being pranked when Amanda McCormick called on Dec. 2 to report she had dis-covered a koala in her Christmas tree. The little marsupial didn’t come with the tree; it wandered in the house and found a cozy new home among the or-
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Big wave season a reminder of a missed opportunity waterspot chris ahrens
t’s been over half a century since my brother Dave and I moved to Maui with the intent of riding Honolua Bay. That summer we stayed at a place in Lahaina called “Animal Farm,” where in return for 10 bucks a week we were given a floor to sleep on, along with kitchen and bathroom privileges. The best part of the deal was that out front of Animal Farm was a decent reef wave called Shark Pit. It was a coral-rich break and after slamming into the bottom headfirst once, I received a scar on my face and lacerations on my feet that led to a severe staph infection. Lahaina was nice, but it was south facing, and without any surf reports, there was no way of knowing when the swells had turned northerly and caused the bay to break. By early fall I moved to Maui’s North Shore where north swells poured in like waterfalls
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tact tracing is conducted by EUSD staff to identify all individuals who came in close contact with the positive individual. Those individuals are directed to begin a 14-day quarantine. So far this month, exposure to individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 on EUSD campuses has resulted in the quarantine of 193 students and 37 employees. Since Sept. 28, a total of 655 students and 151 employees have been quarantined due to potential exposure to the virus. “Ensuring sufficient, high-quality staffing is a daily struggle in this situation,” Rankins-Ibarra said. “This includes teachers, substitute teachers, health technicians, custodians, aides, and other staff members, all of whom fill vital roles. That compromises
THE SIZE OF THE BOARD needed to successfully surf big waves varies by the size of the wave as well as the technique the surfer uses to reach the wave. Courtesy photo
and gave every indication that Honolua was coming to life. We surfed a few headhigh days at Honolua, and while the waves were good, it was nothing like I had expected. This, I would later discover, was not “real” Honolua, but a mere warmup for the liquid mountains about to descend on the island chain. On the morning of Dec. safety for our children and employees. We can’t provide a quality in-person educational experience if we don’t have the staff.” School offices will be staffed to receive calls and e-mails for site-specific support and technology issues. EUSD’s Nutrition Services team will continue to distribute no-cost, to-go meals during the temporary suspension of on-campus instruction. Food will be available according to the community feeding schedule: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at all school sites through Dec. 18. During winter break, meal distribution will take place at Mission Middle School, and Central, Farr, Felicita, Glen View, Juniper, and Lincoln elementary schools. The distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 28, Dec. 30, Jan. 4, and Jan. 6.
5, I drove to the beach to see that the Hookipa Park pavilion was gone. The result of the damage was clear; the biggest surf I had seen in my life was breaking far out at sea and exploding like a nuclear bomb test. I can still recall a wave cresting while counting off six seconds before it hit the trough. To this day I have never seen a larger slab of saltwa-
ter in motion. Paddling out for anyone less skilled than, say, Kai Lenny, who was still years from being born, would have been suicide. I raced to Maui Community College, broke in on a class, whispered about what I had just witnessed in my friend Chris’ ear and we were off. By the time we arrived, the bay was at capacity with waves standing five to six
people high and a crowd of some of the best surfers in the world out to ride them. On hand were the legends of the day: Jock Sutherland, Billy Hamilton and Jackie Baxter, who had flown in from the North Shore. Paul McKinney and Les Potts were the local standouts. I sat on the cliff with Chris and Skip Frye, who was under-gunned with the small California eggs he had built for the trip. My psychology teacher showed up and asked me if I had been out. I lied and said I had, even though I was too frightened to leave the safety of shore. Moments later a friend of mine asked me why I hadn’t paddled out and I made some lame excuse while my teacher silently psychoanalyzed me. I returned to the Mainland a month later and was greeted by perfect waves at Sunset Cliffs and Swami’s. While that was more my speed, I thought for years that I should have paddled out when I was young and fit and had the opportunity. As I write this on Dec. 5, 2020, the surf on Maui has again reached epic proportions. We are getting the tail end of nature’s rage. And hey, that’s okay by me.
Board vote seeks to curb youth tobacco use By City News Service
REGION — After several revisions and two months of debate, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Dec. 8 approved a tobacco retail license ordinance intended to reduce usage by minors and hold retailers more accountable. The vote was 4-1 in favor of the ordinance, with outgoing Supervisor Kristin Gaspar opposed. The measure sets a minimum pack size and a minimum price for sales; allows the county to enforce minimum age laws and a previously adopted ban on flavored tobacco products; and prohibits the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies. The ordinance — which will take effect on July 1 and applies only
to unincorporated areas within the county — does not affect hookah tobacco use. In October 2019, the supervisors directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer to develop several recommendations in response to health impacts of smoking and tobacco use. Unlike previous meetings, there was little discussion among the supervisors before the final vote. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher noted the board had already “debated, discussed, amended and changed” the proposal. During the comment period, public health advocates praised the board’s actions, while retail store representatives asked the board to postpone any action until the COVID-19 crisis was over. Chelsea Walczak Vircks, of the San Diego chapter of the American Heart Association, said
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New Village Arts Theatre has partnered with Kids on Stage to present “The Temple & The Secret Code,” a 45-minute, virtual Hanukkah performance through Dec. 12. The junior detectives will enjoy the story via Zoom and be given clues that they will search for in their house during the Hanukkah adventure. For show times and tickets, visit newvillagearts.org/temple. A TWIST ON ‘SCROOGE’
New Village Arts and Rubicon Theatre Company bring audiences a Broadway musical, “Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With A Twist!” The production is available now for streaming through the holidays. The story follows Estella Scrooge, a modern-day Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. For tickets and information, visit: newvillagearts.org/estella-scrooge. CLASSIC GREEK THEATER
The North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “An Iliad” a dynamic adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about the Trojan War. The $35 video-on-demand will be showing through Jan. 3. Get tickets at showtix4u. com/event-details/42229 ARTS PARTNERSHIP
December in the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, is “Summation 2020,” the exhibition that asked artists to complete their vision, journey, and process throughout the year. Also we ask local poets to be inspired by these artworks for next year’s Summation Art and Poetry Anthology. “Summation 2019 - 2020 Art and Poetry Anthology” books will be available for purchase after Dec. 11.
“Sing to the King,” a free Christmas musical and dessert will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St., Carlsbad. The musical features the Celebration Choir, orchestra and Children’s Choir. Reserve seats at C a rlsbadC om mu n it yChurch.org/Christmas, or call (760) 729-2331. MAKE HOLIDAY CARDS
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Making a bike trail discovery close to home hit the road e’louise ondash
ometimes it takes out-of-town visitors to show you what’s in your backyard. In this case, I’m talking about the San Luis Rey Bike Trail in Oceanside — a clean, paved pathway with a Class I designation, which I take to mean “really easy” because I was able to traverse it with minimum skill. The trail needed to be easy because it’s been – um – a lot of years (let’s just say it was sometime in the last millennium) since I climbed on a bike and rode any appreciable distance. I’ve been thinking about doing such for a while, but it took my sister, Jenny, and her husband, Dan, from Tempe, Arizona, to get me and my husband out there. Together and separately, Dan and Jenny have put thousands of miles on both their tandem and single bikes, traversing the country east to west and north to south. They spent their most recent trip cycling throughout the Southeast dodging hurricanes, 18-wheelers, mosquitoes, armadillos and various roadkill. There were many
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favorable moments, too, but my sister regretted the absence of one experience. “I really wanted to see an alligator but didn’t,” she told me. Alligators are one hazard you WON’T have to worry about on the San Luis Rey Bike Trail, which has
several entry points and parking along its 10.7 miles (one way). The trail extends from the west end of Neptune Way, a few blocks north of the Oceanside Pier, to the east end of North Santa Fe Avenue where we parked (Advice: Get there early. Spaces are limited,
and it’s a popular spot). The trail is paved and, to my surprise, has a traffic stripe for the entire distance. We saw every level of cyclist enjoying the ride, from a kid on training wheels to serious cyclists pumping at high speeds – which is why you’ve got to
stay alert and on your side of the road. Just because it’s an easy trail doesn’t mean you can let your attention wander — which might be a challenge as there are plenty of distractions. I’m not adept at spotting wildlife as I ride, but it’s there. According to the
Canyoneers, a passionate hiking group out of the San Diego Natural History Museum, common birds along the way include snowy egrets, blue herons, grebes, and various ducks. If you can’t ride-and-spot, there are several places along the way to rest and take in the expansive landscape. User reviews say the ideal places to take a breather are at Mance Buchanan Park and Alex Road Skate Park. (Maps are available on the City of Oceanside website.) The trail also is listed as a route for walkers, but on high-traffic days (holidays and weekends), it won’t be a peaceful hike. Cyclists way outnumber walkers, who must hug the edge of the payment and remain hyper-alert. We clocked about 10 miles, then returned to the parking lot at the North Santa Fe end. Though we’ve lived in San Diego County for several decades, I’m embarrassed to say that this was our first ride on the San Luis Rey Bike Trail. But that’s the beauty of our county; there is always something new to see and experience — perhaps even enough to get us through this pandemic. If you have a favorite destination in San Diego County that you want to share, email eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com.
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Local beverage industry rallies despite latest shutdown Cheers! North County
Ryan Woldt “…When restaurants close, the comments on the post are always full of people saying things like, ‘If I had known my favorite spot was in trouble, I would have ordered more.’ This is me telling you: your favorite spots are in trouble…” “This will be the final nail in the coffin…” “We ARE open. Please consider dining with us while you can.” “Well, it’s official. We’re re-entering lockdown…”
f you are a reader of this column, it is likely your social media feeds are full of posts like these from the breweries, restaurants, coffee shops and bars many of us considered our home away from home before the pandemic upended our lives. Before you stop reading another article about the coronavirus, I want to clarify it is NOT your responsibility to ensure the survival of any business. This column isn’t asking eve-ryone to band together to save XYZ business. You are going through this pandemic too. Nor is this a column railing at officials for pandemic policy impacting an industry that can be tough to thrive in even in the best of times. Could things be different with more effective policies put forth and enforced
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more effectively? Could aid packages have been better distributed to those in need? Yes. On all counts at all levels. Is staying home, wearing a mask and trying to slow the spread of this virus necessary? Yes. Abso-lutely, but if the past eight months have taught me anything, it is that we need to cut each other a little slack. Early in this pandemic,
I talked to brewery owners about how they felt about being open, even partially. They were happy, grateful even, to be working, but most commented that they would rather be home, limiting the risk to their employees, customers and families. They didn’t — they couldn’t — shut down entirely because extended closures would be more than their businesses could survive. Things have only gotten more complicated since the spring. The truth is, no matter what happens now, more
hospitality businesses will close. It will hurt. It will devastate employees, managers and owners who have put their heart and soul into businesses smashed head-on by a freakin’ COVID-19 semi-truck. It will hurt the customers who loved eating and drinking and being merry there. We’ve long entered the unknown, and it is terrifying, and yet… And yet, my social media feed is also filled with friends building holiday trees out of lo-cally made six-packs of beer and wrap-
ping them in twinkling lights; messages about starting coffee swaps or pay-itforward programs to buy pints for frontline health care workers, and strangers responding to those in need of help. The community around the beverage industry is rallying again. I also see photos from the businesses themselves thanking the communities they in-habit. I see city councils digging deep to add grant monies to the local small business stimulus packages to support as many small businesses as
possible. There are those standing by to be leaned on. San Diego always feels like a “shop local” community, but this year it has gone into overdrive. If you’re giving gifts, I encourage you to find a brewery, bar, cafe, or restaurant that makes your community feel like home and share what they do with those you love. Swap out the candy canes in the stocking for a bomber of beer. Individually wrap every can from a local mixed case and play “mystery” beer with your spouse. Fill those gift boxes with Hoppy Beer gear or new hoodies from your favorite brewery. Avoid a day in the kitchen and order your holiday meal from the neighborhood spot. Ship a pound of coffee or a bottle of Pacific Coast Spirits gin to that favorite aunt or uncle you may not get to see in person this year, and then drink it together over Zoom. It will be a gift for them (I’m always excited when I can drink presents), a gift for the business and it will feel like a gift for you. There are grace and joy in giving. I hope pay-ing forward a few pints, a few cups of coffee, a few meals will put smiles on a few more faces. I hope our support, combined with so many others’ support, will help keep a few more doors open. Be sure to check out the upcoming episode of the Cheers! North County podcast fea-turing appearances by Elle French from local tequila company Cosa Salvaje and Beer Santa. Don’t forget to follow Cheers! North County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Got an interesting story about your drinking adventures? Reach out! I want to hear it.
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NAPA VALLEY is widely considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. The Glass Fire, which burned 67,484 acres in both Napa and Sonoma counties, may have left a permanent “smoke taint” on the 2020 vintages in the region. File photo
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bout this time of year, we like to gather a small group of press facts and opinions still in the in-box. I have a hunch that most of you would rather end 2020 now than go through another few more nightmare weeks of a year when civilization as we know it was being tested like never before. It’s been reported that creative people who produce family Christmas cards and letters with photos and activities from the past year are displaying masks, sanitizers and toilet paper trees in place of favorite moments. The only symbol that leaves me with hope is that a significant number showed wine images. Wine sales on the internet are up 80% year over year.
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nio wines of Los Angeles. It was founded in 1917 in Northern Italy to provide award-winning sparkling Italian wines. Their latest release is a Stella Rosa Golden Honey Peach, a refreshing white with flavors of honey and peach that’s served chilled with fresh fruit, cheese, spicy cuisine and desserts. What makes this fascinating is the back label, which has the complete nutritional facts for this wine. The largest, can’t-miss number is the calorie amount per serving. A serving of wine is documented as 5 ounces per container and this content is stated as 100 calories. A bottle of this size is 25 ounces, so expect 500 calories per bottle, if you’re counting. Total sugar is 13 grams, or 12% of the bottle’s contents. This is a “sweet” wine and would reflect that higher sugar presence. This wine is new and I would estimate its cost, based on a similar Stella Rosa brand, at $10.95. See stellarosa. com.
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the properties. This makes sense to me. Those grapes from vineyards that were not hit and the grapes from vineyards that were picked and processed prior to getting hit by fire could be sold with a “no smoke taint” guarantee. At least some sense of the wine history of 2020 will then be preserved. Wine Spectator, the largest circulated readership in the world for the wine industry, began their countdown to the Top 100 wines in the world for 2020 on Monday, Dec. 7. Taste of Wine and Food TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON B10
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A PLATE of Tangerine Crispy Shrimp at Chin’s Szechwan, with locations in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista and Rancho Bernardo. Photo courtesy of Chin’s
Carlsbad as the original Chin’s started in Carlsbad on Madison Street back in the ’80s. Ting Kun Tsai was one of the original owners and in time they became one of the largest family-owned restaurant chains in San Diego. In 2010, the chain was divided into two groups and today they have five locations in Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, and their newest location in Carlsbad on Roosevelt Street next to the post office. The new location has the original management team and owner, which makes it even more special for everyone involved. They had been wanting to get back to Carlsbad for quite some time and when they learned that the Overseas Restaurant owners wanted to retire after 30 years in business they jumped at the opportunity. Having established themselves in so many of our local communities over the years, Chin’s has developed a loyal following in
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Spicy Honey Chicken. One of my favorite Chinese delights is Egg Foo Young. It’s just such a classic dish and the large patty is made fresh daily and served with snow peas, mushrooms, broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms, carrots and bok choy in a brown sauce and oh boy is it fabulous … especially as a leftover. I had to sample their Pork Fried Rice and loved that as well. And as I’ve mentioned, every one of these dishes worked just as well as leftovers. My thing with fried rice is to crisp it up a bit in a skillet then add a couple eggs to it either mixed in or fried whole and set on top of the rice. There are so many ways to get creative with these leftovers. Given that restaurants like Chin’s have always been a carryout staple, that has enabled them to survive the pandemic and the associated restrictions. Stanford summed it up this way: “We have been able to sustain with proper planning from our team to weather times like these but most importantly, it’s the support from the communities that keep us going. “Since the beginning
of the year, the communities have been amazing in their support of not just our business but all the others that are struggling as well. “We are keenly aware that it’s not just about ‘us.’ It’s about everyone who is having hardships. It’s about San Diegans. It’s important that we give back to San Diego to say thank you for their continued support. Just this year we have donated over $5k to the food bank and that’s just from the business, not including our personal donations. “We donated thousands to the Community Resource Center toward a new food truck. Through the years, we have supported the Children’s Hospital, Blood Bank, Animal Shelters, and more. “Bottom line, we are grateful to be here and we thank everyone for their continued support.” That, my friends, is a business worth supporting. And if carryout is not convenient, Chin’s offers delivery via GrubHub, Doordash, Postmates, and UberEats. Find the newest Chin’s at 2820 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad – 760-729-0348 or www.govisitchins.com
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The San Dieguito Art Guild’s Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas, is featuring its annual Small Image Show through Dec. 28. All wall-hung and three-dimensional artworks will be a maximum of 12 inches on the longest side. Contact the Off Track Gallery at ( 760) 942-3636, pr@ sandieguitoartguild. com or OffTrackGallery. com. HOLIDAY BEATLE TRIBUTE
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